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1 SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL CONVENnON. 



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JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS 



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THE SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL CONVENTION, 



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TRINITY CHURCH, NEWARK, 



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WEDNESDAY, 20 MAY, 



MDCCLVIII. 



BURLINGTOX : 

rRAXKLTH FEnOrSOX, PRINTER. DH NT' <rPF.r.T 

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CANON II. 

or THE TESTIMONIALS TO BK GIVEN TO LAY DEPUTIES. 

Laj Deputies to the ConveDtion shall present written certificates of their 
•lection, in the following, or tfome similar, form : 

\^Name of the Churchy the place, and date.'] 

This certifies, that, at a meeting of the congregation of this Church, for 
the purpose of electing Church officers, and Deputies to the Convention, 
(or /or the purpote of electing Deputies to the Convention^ if the meeting be for 
that purpose alone,) A. B., C. D., and £!. F., were diil^ -chosen, to represent 
the congregation in that bodjr, for the year ensuing. In testimony of which 
I hare hereunto set my hand, (or, if two of the Wardens subscribe, we have 
9$t our handSf^ the day and year above written ; 

Which certificate shall be signed by the Rector, the Secretary of the 
Vestry, or by two Wardens ; and be tbanbmittkd by the Secretart of the 

TUTRT to the SeOBETABT Of THE CONVENTION, AT LEAST TBS DATS BBFOBB 

TBI MEETING OF THE ANNUAL CONVENTION : and the abovo form shall be an- 
Doally inserted in the printed Journal of the Convention. 



In ordor to seoare this, the Secretary will forward a blank form 
to oyery Parish ; aad earnestly asks the prompt attcntiou of the 
Clergy. 






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DIOCESE OP NEW JERSEY: 

LIST OF THI CLIRQT; 

26 May, 1858. 
[Those marked * were present, at the.CoQyention.] 

The Right Reyorend "^Oeorqe Washington Doanb, D. D., 
liL.D.y Bishop of the Diocese; President of Barlington College; 
Hector of St. Mary's Hall ; and of St. Mary's Church, BorlingtOD. 

PRESBYTERS. 

The Rev. "^Georqe Y. Morehouse, Rector of St Andrew's 
Church, Mount Holly. 

The Rey. "^Clarkson Dunn, Rector of Grac6 Church, Eliiabeih. 

The Rev. *Harry Finch, Rector of Christ Church, Shrewsbury; 
and Christ Church, Middletown ; with St. James' Church, Long 
Branch ; and Trinity Chapel, Red Bank. 

The Rev. Norman Nasu. 

The Rev. "^Peter L. Jaques, Missionary, officiating in St. Luke's 
Church, Phillipsburg. 

The Rev. *Jame8 A. Williams, Rector of St Mark's Church, 
Orange. 

The Rev, *Alfred Stubbs, D.D., Rector of Christ Church, New 
Brunswick. 

The Rev. Samuel W. Hallowell, Minister of Grace Church, 
lladdonficld. 

The Rev. Charles James Sterling. 

The Rev. David Clarkson, Chaplain in the United States' 
Army, Fort Riley, Nebraska Territory. 

The Rev. John R. Goodman. 

The Rev. James H. Tyng, Rector elect of the Church of the 
Redeemer, Morristown. 

The Rev. *Henry B. Sherman, Rector elect of Christ Church, 
Belleville. 



The Bcv. *J. D. MoorE; officiating in St. James' Churoh, Long 
Branch. 

The Rev. Adolpii Frost. 

The Rev. Joseph F. Phillips, Rector of St. Peter's Churchy 
Spotswoodv 

The Rev. R T. S. Lowell, Rector of Christ Church, Newark. 

The Rev. Andrew Mackie. 

The Rev. *James J. Bowden, Rector of St. Matthew's Church, 
Jersey City. 

The Rev. *Jultus David Rose, Ph. D., Missionary, officiating 
in St. Matthew's (German) Church, Newark. 

The Rev. John A. Parsons. 

The Rev. *Nathaniel Pettit, Rector of Christ Church, Newton. 

The Rev. S. Stebbins Stocking, Rector of St. Mark's Hall, 
Orange. 

The Rev. Samuel C. Stratton. 

The Rev. *Marcus F. Hyde, Professor of Ancient Languages, 
and Instructor in Sacred Criticism and Patristics, in Burlington 
College. 

The Rev. David Brown, Rector of St. Andrew's Church, Am- 

well, at Lamhertville. 
The Rev. Eli Wheeler. 

Tho Rev. *Philemon E. Coe, Missionary, officiating in Grace 
Church, Plainfield. 

The Rev. *Elvin K. Smith, Rector of St. John's Churchy 
Camden. 

The Rev. *Hannibal Goodwin, Rector of St. PauTs Church, 
Newark. 

The Rev. *Vandervoort Bruce, Rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Hoboken. 

The Rev. Joshua D. Berrt, D.D., Rector of St. Anne's Hall, 
Orange. 

The Rev. * Joshua Smith, Missionary, Rector elect of St. Philip's 
Church, Newark. 

The Rev. *Euoene Augustus Hoffman, Rector of Christ 
Church, Elizabeth. 

The Rev. N. W. Camp, D.D., Rector eloct of the Church of 
the Holy Trinity, Hudson. 

The Rev. *J. L. Maxwell, Assistant to the Rector of St. Mi- 
chael's Church, Trenton. 



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■Si!. John'* Church, ElizainA, 



St. Jolm'$ Church, Salem, 



3W»tl|y ChureA, Newark, 



Antliooy Mom, 
*Fred. W. Footo, 
Wm. 0. Price, 
Joha K. Hoole, 
Henry Kiggins, 
James Albro, 
Wm. Townley. 
*tranci3 K. Clietwood, 
BcDJ. WiliUmson, 
JaiLts L. Benedict, 
Joseph BcnjamiD, 
Ogden P. Edwarda, 
John Kgod, 
Peter P. Van Zandt, 
Wm R. Phelpa. 

(Josiahnarrison, 
Tho8. J. Yorko, 
Jos. H. Thompson, M. D., 
•Samuel C. Harbert, 
James W. Mecum. 
BftDiel Dodd, 
•J. P. PenaiDgton, 
•C. Parker, 
J C.Liltell, 
*ArclierGifford, 



Chriit Church, New BrwMoick, 
Chriat Church, Neuton, 
ChrUt Church, AOentown, 
mnUy Church, Woodbridge, 

St. A*drtM'i Church, Jft. £»7v, 



'm T Mercer, 
»H.J.WilK 
•Samuel Meeker, 
•John Morrison, 
Heni7 W. Doiyea. 
f *SamQel V. Hoffman, 
\ *FrankIin Kinney, 
C Bobert Hamilton, 
J John McCarter, Jr., 
( John W. Lane. 
Benaington Gill. 

{ Ala D son Newton, 
Jotbsm Coddiogton, 
Wm. W. Mawbey, 
Henry W. Holton, 
Benj. F. Shreve, 
John L. N. Stratton, 
John Dobbins, Jr., 
•Charles M. Harkor, 
Joha B. Goldsborougb, 



St. MichaeV$ Cliurch, Trenfon, 



f Samuel S. Stryker^ 
♦John R. Dill, 
^ William Halsted, 
J *Iioswell Howe> 
( William J. Shreye. 
St. James* Church, Piscatava, 

( Andrew Snowhill, 
John Perrine, 
St. Peter's Church, Spotswood, ^ G II. Snowhill, 



*A. P. Valentine, 
[ Hubert Perrine. 

j *Daniel B. Ryall, 
(*A. R. Throckmorton. 



St, Peter^i Church, Berkeley, 



St. Peter's Church, Freehold, 

St, James* Church, Knowlton, 

St. John's Church, Chew's Landing, 

' Joseph L. Reeves, 
Samuel Hopkins, 
Alfred Daniels, 
James M. Wolfe, 
James C. Dawson, 
Wm. Rambo, 
Andrew Locke^ 
'^^ Jonathan Egee, 
Thomas D. Brown^ 

^ Joseph T. Battin. 

( Charles Garrison, M. D.^ 

\ * Joseph Flick, 
(^ George Batten, 

St. George* s Church, Penn's Xeck. 

^ *Thomas II. Whitney, 
St. Thomas* Church, Giassboro', v Thomas S. Bateman, 

) Woodward Warrick. 

St. Stephen's Cliurch, MuHica Ilill, 

( Theophilus P. Hart, 
y, Robert Dumont, 



Trinity Church, Swedcshoro\ 



St. Matthev's Church, Jersey Ci 



St. PauFs Church, Paterson, 



St. Mark* 8 Church, range, 
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I James Rop:ers, 
[E. p. Wakeman. 

( *E. B. D. Ogdcn, 
I David G. Scott, 
-{ John B. Meldrum, 
I Edwin F. Pratt, 
[John Swinburne. 

f^Datiicl Babbitt, M. D., 
I Charles Williams, 
-{ John Jj. Blake, 
Joseph Condi t, 
[*Wm. H. Vcrmilyn. 



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Si. PeUf'i ChurAf MorriMtown^ 
St. Luke*M Churchf Hope. 



Si. PauTt Ghiirch, Camden, 



Trinity Church, Princeton, 



Chriti ChurA, Bordentown, 



ChriU Church, BdleviUe, 



Si. PauTi Church, Rahway, 



Si. Pb^Xt Church, Bohoken, 



Zhn Church, JSHmderCy 

Sl Stephen' $ Church, Beverly. 



Grace Church, Newark^ 



Trinity Church, Moorestawn, 



C *Hon. J. W. MiUer, 

i *Jo8eph Lovell, 

( *H. H. Stotcsbuiy, 

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f *Richard W. Howell, 
*Abm. Browning, 
Philip J. Gray, 
Dr. O. 11. Taylor, 

^ *Thomas P. Carpenter 

C *Charlcs S. Olden, 
I *Ricbard S. Field. 

' *Jolin L. McKnight, 
Joseph W. Allen, 
A. H. Livingston, 

1 Samuel Rogers, 
*James Stratton, 
R. S. Van Rensselaer. 

r * Joseph Kingsland, 
} *Julius C. Minett, 
( * Walter Rutherford. 

'^ *Nathan Thorp, 

Lewis Drake, 

Francis Labaw, 
>-Edw. Y. Rogers, 

Joel Clarkson, 

Rolph Marsh, 

J'ohnR. Moras. 

' Richard S. Conover, 
♦Frederick B. Ogdeo, 
Wm. Cooper, 
*Edw. Brodhead, 
Lorenzo W. Elder, 
♦Theodore M. Tuthill, 

^ *Henry J. Hopper. 



f *J. C. Garthwaite, 
♦Charles M. King, 
♦Jerome B. Ward, 
♦Henry G. Darcy, 
♦Anthony Q. Kcasbey, 
Joel W. Condit, 

^Joseph Grceuberry. 

♦Dr. J. J. Spencer. 



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Qrac€ Church, Hdddonjleld, 



( Thomas L. Gilleipiei 
I Rtlph y. M. Coc^, 
\G\m, D. Hendiy, M. D., 

IJosiah E. Coles, 
Wm. D. Shemrd. 

* John Sharp, 
Adams Davis, 
Si, Andreu^B Church, LambertviUe j-^Wm. McCreadj, 

Samuel Lilly, 



Orace Church, Jersey City, 



Si. Philip's Church, Newark, 



St. Maiihew's Church, Newark, 



Si- Thomas Church, Vernon, 
Ascension Church, Gloucester. 

Sl PauCs Church, Trenton, 
Grace Church, Elizabeth, 



The Souse of Prayer, Newark, 



Christ Church, Newark, 



John Bosh. 

( *Virgil Hillyer, 

} J. T. Morton, 

(^ Philemon D. Haight 

f Ellas S. Bay, 
I Peter P. Ofake. 

' Chas. Borcherling, Jr. 

Henry Heeb, 

Jolin Hankie, 

Charles Bioholdi, 
.♦Jacob Newman, 

Herman Gordan, 

John Gerhardt, 

John William,' 

Michael Holland. 

r Thomas B. De Kay, 
( '^'Jobn Butherford. 

r '^'Samuel K. Wilson, 
I ^Charles Hewitt. 

( Jobn J. Smith, 

I '*'John B. Armstrong. 

' Daniel Condit, 
Wm. Wright, 
John Y. Cox, 
^George A. Mayhew, 
Edgar Sherman, 
Joseph L. Alden, 
Edw. B. Whitlook. 

' J. A. Corwin, M. D., 
Oliver Anketell, 
William Trinder, 
Charles Curtis, 
"*" Joseph Kidger, 
Henry Swanwiok, 
Thomas Burrage, 
Thomas Moore. 



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St. JohWt Churchy Somervilhf 



St. John's Churchy Camden, 



' George McBride, 
Joshua Doaghty, 
J. N. Dilts, 
11. 0. Jolly, 
T. A. Craven, 
Isaac R. Cornell, 
L. R Vredenburg, 
S. A. Dean, 
W. L. Thomson, 

^ R. B. Duyckinck, 

( Reese Morris, 
< Thomas J. Taylor, 
(^ Henry B. Wilson. 

C *James R. Dey, 
*Wm. P. Bleecker, 
Chwchof the Holy Trinity, Hudi<m I *Evan Griffith, 

Wm. H. Dockstader, 
^Thomas Hopper. 

[ * J. T. Garthwaite, 
*A. N. Dougherty, M. D., 
*Moses Jarvis, 
Thompson Adams, 
♦Joseph Jefferson, 
Hulbert Taylor, 
Thomas Waddams, 
Theodore G. Palmer, 

^ *John A. Nichols. 

f *Henry MacfarlaU; 
( Charles Macfarlan. 

r *Wm. Chandler Dayton, 
\ I" John Joseph Chetwood, 
(^ I" James Camigan Carter. 



St. PauVi Church, Newark, 



St. John's Church, Dover, 
Christ Chureh, Elizabeth, 



St. Stephen's Church, MiUbutn, 



St. James' Church, Long Branch, 



' *l8rael D. Condit, 
Isaao M. Hand, 
Isaao Martin, 
*Wm. Marshall, 
*Chas M. Osborne, 
Hugh Allcock, 
Amzi Condit, 
Tho8. C. Bradbury, 
Samuel Baileyj Jr., 

' J. A. S. Crater, 
^Samuel L. Aird, 
*George A. Taylor, 
N. W. Troutman, 
*Edmund West. 



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Trinity Church, ffohoken, 



C *Francis S. Conover, 
St. Stephen'i Church, So. Amloi/f < *Richard S. Conover, 

(^ *George Benedict. 

f W. P. Wright, 
J. Hall, 

J. Y. ArmstroDg, 
M. V. Banta, 
A. MoWhorter, 

^Wm. Bancroft. 

Wm. F. Hooker, 
*C. A. Lighthipe. 
) *Wm. Cleveland, 
\ "^ Jesse Williams, 
I Robert Aborn, 
[ *Owen Doremos. 

( Jasper Cadmus, 

( "^Richard Brantingham. 

C *Joel W. Condit, 
St, Bamaba^ Church, Newark, < Henry Sujdam, Jr„ 



Crrace Church, Orange, 



Grace Church, Flainfield, 



St. Pkter's Church, Newark, 



St' Mark's Church, Newark, 



( Alfred F. Baldwin. 

f Conrad Bardon, 
-< George Lippcrt, 
(, Fritz Hanshalter. 

i*J. W. Hajes, 
John Thompson, 
♦Alfred Tichenor, 
♦Charles Hayes. 



Trinity Church, Jersey City, 



Grace Church, Mcu^ison. 

Church of the Redeemer, Morristown, 

( ♦S. M. Chambers, 
A. Manson, 
Robert Clifford, 
8. A. Hull, 
George Dixon, 

(^ Smith Mead. 

St. Lukt^s Church, PhUlipshurgh, 

C *0. Doremus, 
St. Luk^s Church, W. Bhomfield, I ♦Rob't F. Brower, 

(^ Seymour. 

Church of the Good Shepherd, f *L. S. Comstock, 

Fort Lee, \ *Joseph Coyle. 

Grace Church, Femherton, { John stlter.'''''' ' 



JOURNAL. 



Grace Church, Newark, May 26, A, D,, 1858. 

Tbin being the time and place appointed by the OonBtitution of 
the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the Diocese of New Jersey, for 
the meeting of the Annual Convention of said Church, the Bishop 
and several of the Clergy and Lay Deputies assembled, in Grace 
Church, at 10 o'clock. 

Morning prayer was said by the Rev. Mr. Chetwood, and the 
Rev. Dr. Mahan, the Rev. Messrs. Billopp and Garrison reading the 
Lessons. The Bishop celebrated the Holy Communion; the Rev. 
Mr. Cady reading the Epistle, and the Rev. Messrs. Dunn and Finch 
assisting in the dbtribution of the elements. The Rev. Wm. Her- 
bert Norris preached the Convention Sermon, from Ephesians iv. 

The religious services being concluded, the Bishop took the Chair; 
and the Convention proceeded to organise. 

Upon calling the roll, the Clergy present were the following : 

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The Rt Rev. George W. Doane, D.D., LL.D., Bishop, 
The Rev. George Y. Morehouse, The Rev. Samuel A. Clarke, 



Clarkson Dunn, 
Harry Finch, 
Peter L. Jaques, 
James A. Williams, 
Alfred Stubbs, D.D., 
Julius D. Ros^, Ph. D., 
Marcus F. Hyde, 
Philemon E. Coe, 
Elvin K. Smith, 
Hannibal Goodwin, 
Vandervoort Bruce, 
Joshua Smith, 
E. A. Hoffoian, 
R. N. Merritt, 
Wm. Herbert Norris, 
Samuel Clements, 
Wm. D. HansoL, 
Milo Mahan,. D.D., 
John W. Shackelford, 
James S. Bush, 
Charles F. Hoffman, 
Wm. C. Doane, B. D., 
Hobart Chetwood, B.D., 



Henry Brown, 
N. S. Harris, 
Charles S. Little, 
Joseph F. Garrison, 
Horace H. Reid, 
John Kelly, 
Archibald Beatty, 
George N. Sleight, 
Philander K. Cady, 
Edward M. Pecke, 
Edwin B. Chase, 
Thomas F. Billopp, 
Henry Tullidge, 
Horace Hills, 
Charles Arcy, 
F. D. Canfield, 
Charles H. Canfield, 
James Hoyt Smith, 
James Thompson, 
Wm. Robert Earle, 
J. Martin Henderson, 
J. Niebolas Stansbury. 



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The Rev. Mr. Dunn and Hon. D. B. Ryall were appointed a Commit- 
tee, to examine the testimonials of Lay Deputies : who reported that 
more than a constitutional number of Churches were represented. 
Wheteupon, the following Lay Deputies appeared, and took their 
seats : 



Frantlin Gauntt, M. D. 
Gabriel West, 
Francis B. Chetwood, 
J. P. Pennington, 
H. J. Mills, 
Samuel Meeker, 
Samuel V. Hoffman, 
Franklin Kinney, 
Charles M. Harker, 
John R. Dill, 
Roswell Howe, 
A. P. Valentine, 

D. B. Ryall, 
Jonathan Egee, 
T. H. Whitney, 

E. B. D. Ogden, 
D. Babbitt, M. D., 
J. W. Miller, 
Joseph LoTcll, 

R. W. Howell, 
Thoa. P. Carpenter, 
J. L. McKnight, 
James Stratton, 
J. Kingsland, 
J. C. Minett, 
Nathan Thorpe, 
T. M. Tuthill, 
H. J. Hopper, 
J. C. Garthwaitc, 
H. G. Darcy, 
J. B. Ward, 



John Sharp, 
Virgil Hillyer, 
Jacob Newman, 
S. K. Wilson, '^ 
Charles Hewctt, 
J. R. Annskrong, 
Geo. A. Mayhew, 
J. R. Dey, 
W. P. Bleecker, 
Evan Griffiths, 
Joseph Jefferson, 
Moses Jarvis, 
Henr}' Mncfarlan, 
J. J. (Mietwood, 
James C Carter, 
I. D. Condit, 
Wm. Marshall, 
C. M. Oiiborne, 
S. L. Aird, 
G. A. Taylor, 
Edmund West, 
F. S. Conover, 
R. S. Conover, 
George Benedict, 
Jesse Williams, 
Owen Doremusj 
Richard Branting!iam, 
Joel.W. Condit, 
J. W. Hayes, 
Alfred Tichenor, 
S. j\L Chambers, 
Robert Brower. 



J. J. Spencer, M. D., 

The Convention proceeded to the choice of a Secretary, when on 
taction, the Rev. Wm. Croswcll Doane was re-elected. 

The Secretary appointed the Ecv. P. K Cady, his Assistant. 

. Resolvedj That Clergymen of other Dioceses, and Candidates for Holy 
Orders, who may be present in this City, be invited to attend the sittings of 
this Conrcntioa. 

The Rev. Mr. Goodwin, Dr. J. J. Spencer and J. Lovell, Ksq. 
were appointed a Committee to report on the application of new 
Parishes. 



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The Rer. I^r. MiLi 

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beT, John Kcdi€rf:rd, Jospr-i Kitrsr 
r^jflcrhertT, Joba A- Xl^Lizi*- TTjx. ~ I 

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Theolodc2i Sculmrr:"* i-ii xiji- -tji£ ^t 
the Church.** Tae a=.-ni2*Ei3 
Rules of Order adcf^^ed. as fjuiTi : 





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11. M tb« rtqveti oi Iht President, or on motion, the Convention majT 
nsoWe itielf into a Committee of the Whole ] And shall take a vote for that 
purpose. 

12. The jeas and nays shall be called, and entered on the minutes, when 
anj two members require it. 

13. The doors of the Convention shall be open for the admission of such 
persons as may wish to know its proceedings. 

14. No member shall leave the Convention, without permission. 

15. All questions shall be decided viva voce; unless required to be decided 
by ballot, by at least three clerical members, and three lay delegations: and 
then the voters shall deposit their ballots with the tellers, in order, as the/ 
•ro called by the Secretary. 

16. In all elections, those persons only, who shall have a majority of all 
the votes given, shall be deemed elected. 

17. The order of business shall be as follows: — The Reports of existing 
Oommittees of the preceding Convention ; the election of Standing Commit- 
tee, Deputies to the Geneial Convention, and Trustees of the General Theo- 
logical Seminary ; Presentation of Parochial Reports ; Postponed and Mia- 
•ellaneous, business. 

18. The Bishop's Address at any time to bo in order. 

19. Daily prayers at 9 o'clock, A. M.; adjourn at 2 J o'clock, P. M.,* even* 
log fwf ftioQ at 4^ o'clock, P. M. 

The Bishop then delivered his Annual Address ; after which; 
The Committee on Christian Education^ appointed at the last 
OoQventioD, presented the following Report and Kesolutions : 

The Committee to whom were referred, for further consideration, the Re- 
eolations on Christian Education, beg leave respectfully to report that they 
have given the subject the careful examination due to a question, not only 
important in itself, but involving many serious issues of various kinds. 

Into these varied issues, however, your Committee do not enter in this 
Keport: they would simply scate, in a few brief and general propositions, 
the conclusions at which they have arrived, and the resolutions which they 
recommend to this Convention tor its adoption. 

That the training of the young should be based upon religious discipline, 
imd accompanied with positive instruction in the elements of Christian faith; 
And that without such a basis it increases intellectual knowledge and pow- 
er, but fomishes no sufficient guaranty of those habits of self-government, 
1>y which alone knowledge can be directed to good ends, and power be en- 
listed on the side of order, seems to your Committee a self-evident propo- 
sition. 

It seems equally evident that Schools, affording all the advantages for 
iniellectiwl culture contemplated in the Common School System of this 
eonntrj, and adding thereto such special instruction in religion as accords 
with the sober and scriptural discipline of the Church, are calculated to 



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meet a growing demand on the part of the public geiferai^, a«d araparti- 
calaiij worthj of the confidence, and heartjr and liberal support, of mam* 
hers of our own Commnnion. To the establishment of such Schools, there- 
fore, this Chnrch should give eyery aid and encouragement in its power. 

In approaching the delicate qnestion of the pecnniarj support ot such 
Schools^ jonr Committee are conscious of a difficulty arising from the fttcty 
that the members of our Church, especially those connected with City Pae» 
rishes, are already taxed, and some of them to the utmost of their ability, 
for the educational expenses of the Common School System of the State. 

On this subject your Committee respectfully submit their opinion— an 
opinion which they belieye to be gaining ground amougthe public at large 
— ^that the difficulty is one, which, under a constitution so jealous as that 
of this country is of all rights of conscience, and so indulgent to all differ- 
ences of opinion in matters of religion, cannot possibly continue. As reli- 
gions Schools come to be established, whether by our own or by other 
Christian bodies, it will be seen thit the ends of the Common School system 
are in them as satisfactorily attained as in the Schools of the State ; and t# 
tha great body of tax-payers, more satisfactorily. Schools, without any re- 
ligions discipline, are offensive to the consciences of a large portion of tho 
public. Schools, with a standard of religious discipline, created solely bjr 
the State, are offensive to another large portion. Wherever religion entert 
in at all, freedom of choice, with regard to the kind of religion, and with re- 
gard to the way in which, and ihepertom hy whom it is taught) is an essential 
feature of the religious liberty of the country. Now, Christian Schools, 
established and supported by the various denominations, give room for tneh 
liberty of choice, and so far, are not an injury, but a rulief, to the <}omaiOtt 
School system. They relieve it of the odium of trenching upon the domain 
of private conscience. Besides this, they introduce an elemenl of whole* 
some competition among Schools. By substituting a certain varied in ibft 
mode of instruction for one uniform and exclusive plan, they enliuge the 
field of educational experiment. In these, and many other ways, tha este- 
lifhment of such Schools might be reasonably expected to sesult to the a4- 
vintage of the cause of popular education. And this being once parceired, 
there could be no serious difficulty in securing to all Schools alike, in some 
just proportion, an equitable share of the taxes raised by the State for Saboel 
purposes. 

Fully believing that this whole subject turns on certain qnestlont of 
right, in which Christians of all denominations have an equal interest, end 
which have only to be attentively considered in order to be satisfactorily 
settled ; yet, aware that it is at present involved in many serious complica- 
tions, your Committee are not prepared to recommend to this ConvenUoa 
any immediate action beyond the adoption of the following resolutions of • 
general character. 

Rnohed, That in the opinion of this Convention, Schools established hf 
single Parishes, or associations of Parishes, in which, under the superrisloii 
of their respective Rectors, religious instruction shall be given eooordini^ 



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to the stAodards of this Ohorch, are greatly needed ; and with the diTine 
blessing, are eminentlj calculated to imbue the mind of youth with right 
principles and good habits ; to elevate the standard of popular education ; 
to check the rapid increase of juvenile immorality; to raise up a race of 
good citizens and good Christians, and to supply a serious and constantly 
increasing demand for well trained teachers of the young, and able minis- 
ters of the Gospel. 

Eesolvedf That this Convention do earnestly recommend the speedy esta- 
blishment of such Schools, wherever it shall be found practicable. 

Retolvedj That a Committee of five be appointed to consider what further 
measures may be most advisable for the carrying out of tliis object; and to 
report on it, and on other matters of interest connected with the subject of 
Church Schools, at the next annual meeting of this Convention. 

All which is respectfully submitted, kc. 

M. Mabak, 
H. Goodwin, 

A. GiFFOBD, 

J. W. Hatks. 

The Resolations eontaincd in the Report being taken up singly, 
were adopted ; and on motion, the Report was accepted, and the 
Committee discharged. 

On motion, the Report of the Committee, and the whole subject 
of Christian Education, was referred to a Committee of eleyen. 

The Chair appointed the Rev. Drs. Mahan and Neville, the Rev. 
Messrs. Goodwin and Bowden, and Messrs. A. Gifford, J. W. Hayes, 
C. Parker, B. Williamson, R. S. Field, E. B. D. Ogden, and F. B. 
Chetwood, such Committee, to report to the next Convention. 

The Committee on the application of new Parishes for admission, 
reported that they had examined the applications of the Church of 
the Good Shepherd, at Fort Lee, and of Grace Church, Pemberton ; 
and recommend that they be received into communion with this 
Convention. 

The Parishes were accordingly received ; and Dr. L. S. Comstock 
appeared as a delegate from the Church of the Good Shepherd, and 
took his seat. 

The followioc; Report of the Standing Committee, was read by the 
Secretary, and the Resolution contained therein adopted. 

The Standing Committee, as ^' Trustees of the Offerings of the Church/' 
beg leave to present the following report in accordance with Canon X, { 9. 

The Committee, feeling the importance of the trust assigned to them by 
Ibe Convention, entered on their duties as soon after they were appointed, 



u pncUcable, and haye endeavored faithfully to fulfil them. To most of 
them the duties were new, and the canon, under which thej had to act, in 
Bome degree, untried. They had therefore to decide upon their mode of 
action, as well as to put it into operation. The treasury of the Diocese, at 
the beginning of the year, contained nothing to the credit of the ^* Offerings 
of the Church," and there were also a number of unpaid* claims held by 
Tarioas Missionaries, for past services, which had to be met,* it was there- 
fore impossible for the Committee to make the necessary appropriations as 
earljin the year as they desired. But the great unanimity with which the 
canon iras adopted by the last Convention, and the earnestness which was 
manifested in its behalf, led them to rely with confidence on the Diocese for 
npplies to meet the necessities of the case, and they looked forward with 
iiape to the result They would, however, remind the Clergy and Laity of 
the Diocese, that they are but almoners of their liberality, and can only act 
as the ability shall be given to them. 

They determined to hold stated quarterly meetings, on the days of the 
stated meetings of the Standing Committee, viz : on the Wednesdays in the 
weeks preceding the Ember days ; and in order to supply a practical defect 
vhich they found in the ( anon, (which, unfortunately, does not require 
the amount of the collections to be paid into the Treasurer's hands until the 
end of the Conventional year,) they issued an address to the Clergy and Lai- 
1y, which was sent to each Clergyman of the Diocese, and to each Lay Dele- 
gate of the last Convention, suggesting that the quarterly collections be 
made in each parish in July, October, January and April, and remitted im- 
Bediately to the Treasurer of the Diocese, in order that the appropriations 
might be paid to the Missionaries, quarterly, on the first days of August, 
Jfovember, February, and May. This suggestion was not complied with as 
generally as they had anticipated, and the result has been that the Treasurer 
vas unable to pay the appropriations promptly on the stated quarter days. 
The comfort of the Missionaries, as well as the success of any Missionary 
organization, must depend, in a great degree, on the promptness with which 
it can meet its pecuniary obligations : and the Committee cannot but believe 
that, it only needs to call the attention of the Diocese to this point, to reme- 
dy the difficulty at once. They therefore recommend the adoption of tho 
following resolution : 

Eesolvedy That the collections recommended in Canon X, J 5, to]be made, 
" at least once a quarter, in every parish of the Diocese, for the support of 
the Missions of the Diocese," be made in the months of July, October, Janu- 
ary, and April, and remitted immediately after collection, to tho Treasurer 
of the Diocese. 

The appropriations for the year bad to be based on a reasonable estimate 
of the amount of the Offerings, as compared with past years, in order that 
the Committee might not involve tho Diocese in debt, or raise expectations 
on the part of the Missionaries, which would not bo realized. The offer- 
ings last year, when hut twentt/-two parishes contributed, amounted to $861. 
53. The appropriations were therefore based on the ground that the offisr- 



iDgi this year, when bo manj more parishes would contribate, might safel/ 
be pat down as at least $2000.00. The Committee bad also to take into 
the accoant the following outstanding claims against the Treasurer, some 
of which had been standing for seytral years : 

Mrs. Margaret Harrold, widow of the Rey. H. R. Harrold, $428.00 

The Bey. Samuel W. Hallowell, 50.00 

" Elvin K. Smith, 367.96 

'• Thomas Coolc, 41 75 

« J. D. Rose, Ph. D., 158.00 

Total, * $1035.75 

The Trustees, on the recommendation of the Bishop, made the following 
appropriations : — 

fit Matthew's, Newark, $200.00 

St. Andrew's Amwell, atLambeityille, 50.00 

Grace, Plainfield, 50.00 

Ascension, Gloucester, 50^00 

St Thomas', Vernon, 50.00 

jGalyary, Summit, 50.00 

Morris Co. Mission, (Boonton, and Rockaway,) 200.00 

Phillipsburgh, 100.00 

Wiuren Co. Mission, (Belyiderc, llope, and Enowlton,) 200.00 

St Stephen's, Mullica Hill, 50.00 

Christ, Woodbury, 100.00 

St Philip's, Newark, 50.00 

Total, $1150.00 

In addition to this, $100 were appropriated to the Rev. P. L. Jaques, for 
his Missionary services during the Conventional year, ending May, 1857. 

These appropriations were ordered to be paid by the Treasurer />ro rata, 
M rapidly as the funds permitted ; and after they were paid in full, the ar- 
rearages due to Missionaries were ordered paid, either in fall, or ^^ro rata as 
the balance which might remain in the Treasurer's hands would allow. 

The Committee cannot close their report without expressing their sense 
of the importance of the Missions of the Diocese. Our Church is in the 
(Villest sense of the word, a Missionary Church ; and the field white for the 
Jiarvest, which lies around our doors as much a Missionary field as the 
Western wilds, or the African shore. To say nothing of the towns and 
hamlets within the Diocese, which were here before the Revolution, and 
those which are annually growing up from the rapid increase of the ]^opa* 
^tion. In many of which the sound of the Gospel in the Church has not yet 
been heard, what single parish is there which has not multitudes within its 
^mits, beyond the strength of an already overburdened Clergy, to whom the 
knowledge of Jesus, has yet to be proclaimed. And what shall we say for 
the 11,000 natives of England, the most of whom once belonged to our Mo- 
ther Church, which the last census reveals as dwelling among us. If new 



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farltliM are to be founded, if the Church is to go in and posseu the land^ 
if the word of salvation is to be brought home to their heartSi it must be by 
the Miseionary work of the Church. It maj be well for us to call to mind 
the words of the great Missionary apostle, '* If any provide not for his own, 
smd specially for those of his own bouse, ( or as the marginal reading of 
onr Bible has itj far those of hia oum kindred,) he hath denied the faith, and 
Is worse than an in6del/' It may be well for us to remember, how much ef 
oar present prosperity, and how many of our own parishes, we owe to the 
Missionary spirit of our forefathers in the faith. And it may be well for u» 
to consider now, whether we are in our generation, as faithful to those- 
that shall come after us, as our fathers were to us. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

By order, and in behalf of the Committee, 

EUQINl AUQUSTUa HorFXAN, 

19 May, 1858. Secretary. 

The Conyention then proceeded to the election of officers ', when 
the following were elected : 

STANDING COMMimiE. 

0/ the Clergy y Of the Laity ^ 

The Eev. Harry Finch, T. P. Carpenter, 

J. A. Williams, D. Babbitt, M. D., 

A. Stubbs, D.D., E. B. D. Ogden, 

E. A. HoffmaD. J. C. Garth waite. 

DEPUTIES TO THE GENERAL CONVENTION. 

Of the Clergy J Of the Laity ^ 

The Rev. H. Goodwin, I). B. Ryall, 

M. Mahan, D. D., J. W. Miller, 

A. Stubbs, D. D., E. B. D Ogden, 

C. Dunn. J. H. Thompson, M. D. 

SUPPLEMENTAL DEPUTIES. 

Oftlie Clergy J Oftlie Laity ^ 

The Rev. J). Brown, S. V. Hoffman, 

V. Bruce, J. W. Condit, 

R. N. Merritt, C. C. Stratton, 

E. K. Smith. H. McFarlan. 

The Reports of the Treasurer were then read and referred ta 
Messrs. S. Mocker and H. Macfarlan, with authority to certify and 
print ; and the representatives of the non-contributing parishes wera 
called upon by the Secretary to state why the contributions had not 
been made, and the assessments paid. 



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A motioD to amend Canon III; by substitating for the last sen* 
tence, the following : 

" The religious services at the opening of the Convention, shall 
commence at II o'clock, and the organization shall take place in the 
afternoon. Each morning session afterward, shall be preceded bj 
the celebration of the Lord's Supper, at 9 o'clock, A. M.; and each 
afternoon session shall bo opened with the order for daily Evenin 
Prayer; the Bishop, or a Clergyman of his appointment ofhciating; 
was referred, according to Canon XVII, to a Committee, consisting 
of the Rev. Messrs. E. A. Hoffman, and Bush, and Messrs. Howell 
und Babbitt. 

Canon XI, was referred to the same Committee, to consider its 
disagreement with the provisions of Canon X. 

A motion to amend Canon X, Section 5, by changing, " It is re- 
commended that there be," to ^' there shall be a collection made ;" 
and also amend Section 8, of the same Canon, by striking out the 
last sentence, was referred to a Committee, consisting of the Bcv 
Messrs. Shackelford and E. A. Hoffman, and Messrs. Carpenter and 
Babbitt. 

At the request of Mr. A. Browning, Messrs. Carpenter, Hewitt, 
and Whitney were appointed a Committee, to arrange the sale of 
certain lands bequeathed to the Church in New Jersey, by Mr, 
John Baynes, of Gloucester county, and to take any legal action that 
might be required thereupon. 

On motion the Convention confirmed the nomination, of the Bt. 
Rev. the Bishop of the Diocese, of the Rev. Wellington Fergus, to 
be Missionary on the Olden Fund to the Pines. 

A motion to amend Article iv. Section 3, of the Constitution, by 
inserting after the words, " one or more deputies," the words " not 
exceeding three," lies over to the next Convention, having been ap- 
proved by a majority of this Convention, the vote being taken by 

orders. 

Ayes of the Clergy, 2G ; Nays, 3. 

" , Laity, 16; *^ 8. 

On motion to amend Article iv, Section 2, of the Constitution, 

by inserting after the words, " duly instituted," the wordS; " or 

settled," the vote being taken by orders, resulted : 

Ayes of the Clergy, 6; Nays 23. 

The following report of the Committee on the Clinton Church 

Fond, was accepted and the resolution therein contained, adopted. 



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REPORT. 

In the year 1848, the Standing Committee, with the advice and consent 

of the Bishop, appointed the Rev. Mr. Adams and t)r. John Manners, a 

Committee to sell St. Paurs Church, at Clinton, Dr. Manners then being 

one of the wardens of said Church ; and in January, 1849, they sold the 

Church for $975.00 ; and Dr. Manners received the money ; and in May, 

1849, the Convention appointed a Committee to receive from Dr. Manners, 

the proceeds of the sale of the said Church, and transfer it to the Treasurer 

of this Convention. The only acting member of that Committee respectfully 

asks leave to make the following report. In order to show to this Conyen- 

tion, the cause of so mnch delay by that Committee in fulfilling their trust, 

the undersigned thinks it proper to state here some of the delaying causes. 

In the first place, John H. Wakefield and John Sharp, were appointed that 

Committee. We were situated some twenty-five miles from the residence of 

Dr. Manners, with no public conveyance in that direction. The undersigned 

frequently insisted on Mr. Wakefield's going with him to see Dr. Manners, 

and try to secure the funds for the benefit of the Church ; he not consenting 

to ge, the next May, just before the Convention met, Mr. Wakefield advised 

the undersigned to go (saying he could not leave his business, to go,) and 

tee what Dr. Manners would say about it. The undersigned went and 

saw Dr. Manners, and he said he held the funds, as warden of St. Paul's 

Church, Clinton, and was ready and desirous to deliver them oyer to any 

person having lawful authority to take them out of his hands, and give hioi a 

legal discharge. The undersigned endeavoured to convince him of the legality 

of the acts of the Convention, but to no purpose. The undersigned went to 

the residence of the Doctor, in the winter of 1850, and found him too sick 

to couTersc on the subject. He then appointed a day to meet him in Trenton. 

The undersigned went to Trenton ; Mr. Wakefield did not attend, and the 

Doctor maintained the same objections, saying the Episcopal Church 

was not an incorporated Church, and therefore could not hold property in 

trust; the undersigned told him, it was incorporated, but all to no purpose, 

and at two other certain times, Dr. Manners appointed to meet us at Flem- 

ington, the undersigned attended each time, but with the same results. la 

August, 1852, Mr Wakefield moved to Boston, and at the Convention in 

May, 1852, the undersigned made application for the appointment of another 

member of that Committee, and the Rev. Mr. Adams recommended Mr. 

Uwis H Taylor, and he was appointed. When the undersigned returned 

borne from the Convention, he wrote to Mr. Taylor, informing him of hit 

appointment, and requested him to write when it would suit him to 

go and see Doctor Manners. Before there was any answer from Mr. 

Taylor, the undersigned l^eard of the death of Dr. Manners, and then, with 

renewed exertions for the good of the Church, went right up to Clinton to 

look ader the funds, hoping to get a speedy settlement of the matter. 

Bat in that he was doomed to disappointment. He went to see one of 

the Executors of Dr. Manners, and made the claim to the funds, but the 

other Executor having all the books and papers in his care, had gone 

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eat Weit, not expecting to return under two or three months, so there was 
nothing done. The Executor said, as soon as the other one got home, he 
would see him about it, and let the Committee know what thej would do. 
This was in June. In the month of December, the Executors gave notice 
to the Gommittee, to meet them at Clinton. When the undersigned met 
them, thejr refused to pay the fands over, saying our receipt would not in- 
demnify them from the people of Clinton, who had subscribed the money 
for building the Church, and they were not willing the money should go 
out of the neighborhood of Clinton. And in 1854, the Convention passed a 
Resolution, authorizing the Treasurer of the Convention to furnish to J. 
Sharp and L. Taylor, a full and sufficient aquittance and discharge to the 
persons holding the fands of St Paul's Church, Clinton. After a number 
of meetings, and yarious proposals on their part, such as the Committee 
would not receiye nor accept, then the Convention, at its annual meet- 
ing, in 1865, gare the said Committee power to make such arrangements 
and compromises, as would bring the matter to a close : and in April, 1856, 
the Committee, after taking legal advice, made a compromise settlement, 
theExeeutors of Dr. Manners, paying over to the Committee, $985.00, and 
two bills against the said Church, for $80.00 or $90.00, for paint, and glass, 
and carpenter work; and in June, 1856, the fund of $985.00 was loaned to 
George W. Taylor, and Lewis H. Taylor, on bond and Mortgage, (given in 
the name of Mr. Hayes, the Treasurer of this Convention,) upon a store, 
house and lot, on which there was no incumbrance, (the undersigned search- 
ing the records,) together with a policy of assurance for $1150.00 as collat- 
eral ieourity. 

For six years services and expenses and commissions of the Committee, 
in settling the same, $50.00 was claimed, to be paid out of the interest of 
the aforesaid rested fond. 

The undersigned also recommends to this Convention the adoption of the 
following Resolution : 

Whibias, the parish of St. Andrew's Church, Am well, at Lambertville, 
has been in an embarrassed condition, in consequence of having to borrow 
gome money for the building of their house of worship, for which a mort- 
gage was given on the Church building, to the late John Holcombe : and 
whereas, the Executors of his estate have beeu lately discharged by the 
Court of Chancery ; and the Receivers or Trustees appointed in their place 
hare asked for the payment of that mortgage : and whereas, in consequence 
of our not being able to pay at this time, the Church property is to be sold 
by the Sheriff, on the fifth day of June, to pay the debt, which is over 
$2.000 — therefore, ^ 

Muohedy That the Treasurer of this Convention, be authorized to give an 
order to the Wardens and Vestry of St. Andrew's Church at Lambertville, 
fo draw the interest fVom the fhnd of the Clinton Church, for one year, to 
help them to save their Church from being sold. 

JOHN SHARP, 
Acting member of Committee on St. Paurs Church, Clinton. 



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Od motioD| the Standing Committee were appointed the Commit- 
tee on the AflMBsment required by Canon X; Section 6. 

1000 copies of the Journal were ordered to be printed. 

After nn^g the 107 Psalm in metre, with prajerS| and the be* 
nediction by the Bishop, the Convention adjourned, tine die. 

GsoEQX W. DoANii President. 

Wm. Cboswxll Doane, Secietary. 



CHURCHES AND CHAPELS, 

IN 

THE DIOCESE OP NEW JERSEY ; 
With the date of their origin, as near as could be ascertained ; or 
of their admission into union with the Convention. 

St. Peter's Church, Perth Amboy, before 1700, probably 1685. 

Christ Church, Shrewsbury and Middletown, 1702. 

St.. Mary's Church, Burlington, 1704. 

St. John's Church, Elizabeth town, 1704. 

St. John's Church, Salem, 1721. 

Trinity Church, Newark, 1725. 

Christ Church, New Brunswick, 1742-43 

Christ Church, Newton, 1759. 

Christ Church, Allentown, before the Eevolution. 

Christ Church, Johnsonburgh. 

Trinity Church, Woodbridge, before the Revolution. 

St. Andrew's Church, Mount Holly, before the RevolutioD. 

St. Michael's Church, Trenton, before the Revolution. 

St. James' Church, Piscatawa, before the Revolution. 

St. Mary's Church, Colestown, before the Revolution. 

St. Peter's Church, Spottswood, 1756. 

St. Peter's Church, Freehold, 1788, probably much earlier. 

St. James' Church, Knowlton, 1788. 

St. John's Church, Chew's Landing, 1791, probably earlier. 

St. Peter's Church, Berkeley, 1791, probably earlier. 

St. Thomas' Church, Olassborough, 1791. 

Trinity Church, Swedesborough, 1792. 

St. George's Church, Penn's Neck, 1792. 

St. Stephen's Church, Mullica Hill, 1823. 

St. Thomas' Church, Alexandria. 

St. Matthew's Church, Jersey City, 1824. 

St. Paul's Church, Paterson, 1824. 

St. Mark's Church, Orange, 1827. 

St. Peter's Church, Morristown, 1827. 

St. Luke's Church, Hope, 1828. 

St. Paul's Church, Camden, 1830. 

Trinity Church, Princeton, 1833. 

Christ Church, Bordentown, 1835. 

Christ Church, Belleville, 1836. Formerly, Chapel of Trinity, 

Newark. 
St. Paul's Church, Rahway, 1836. 
St. Paul's Church, Hobokcn, 1836. 



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Trinity Chapel, Moravia. 

Zion Church, Belvidcre. 

St. Stephen's Church, Beverly, 1837. 

Grace Church, Newark, 1837. 

Trinity Church, Moorestown, 1838. 

Calvary Church, Flemington,1843. 

Grace Church, Haddonfield, 1843. 

Trinity Church, Fairview, 1845. 

St Andrew's Church, Amwell, at Lambertville, 1846.' 

Grace Church, (Van Voorst, in) Jersey City, 1847. 

St. Philip's Church, Newark, 1848. 

St. Matthew's Church, Newark, 1848. 

St Thomas' Church, Vernon, 1848. 

St Paul's Church, Trenton, 1849. 

Ascension Church, Gloucester, 1849. 

Grace Church, Elizabethport, 1850. 

Trinity Church, Middletown Point, 1850. 

House of Prayer, Newark, 1851. 

Christ Free Mission Church, Newark, 1852. 

St John's Church, Somerville, 1852. 

St John's Church, Camden, 1852. • 

Church of the Holy Trinity, Hudson, 1852. 

St John's Church, DoVer, 1852. 

St. Paul's Church, Newark, 1853. 

Christ Church, Elizabethtown, 1853. 

St. Stephen's Church, Millvillo, 1853. 

St. James' Church, Long Branch, 1854. 

St Stephen's Church, South Amboy, 1854. 

Trinity Church, Hoboken, 1854. 

Grace Church, Orange, 1854. 

Grace Church, Plainfield, 1854. 

St Barnabas' Church, Newark, 1855. 

St. Peter's Church, Newark, 1855. 

St. Mark's Church, Newark, 1855. 

Grace Church, Madison, 1855. 

Church of the E>edeemer, Morristown, 1856. 

Trinity Church, Jersey City, 1856. 

St. Barnabas' Free Mission Chapel, Burlington, 1857. 

St. John's Church, Paterson, 1857. 

St Luke's Church, Philipsburgh, 1857. 

St Luke's Church, West Bloomfield. 

Church of the Good Shepherd, Fort Lee, 1858. 

Grace Church, Pemberton, 1858. 



The next Conyention of tbe Diocese of New Jersey will be held 
in St. Mary's Churchy BurlingtOD; God willing^ on Wednesdayi 
May 26; A. D. 1859. 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 



ST. MARTS CHIJRCH, BURLINGTON: 

nil UaHT BIT. QIOBOI WASHOrOTOH DOABI, D.O., LL. O., BICTOB ; 
THX miT. CHABLIS FHSDIRIOK HOFFMAV M. A., OUKATI. 

Niiml>er of families, 150 ;■ number of indiTidnals, 754 ; baptisms; (adaltf ^ 
31j infantSi 52,) 83 ; confirmed, 88 ; cburchings, 1 ; burials, 12 ; comma- 
nicants, (added, 60 ; remored into the parish, 21 ; remored from the parish, 
15 ; died, .7 ;) present number, 312 ; the Holy Communion celebrated erery 
Sunday, and on all Holy Days, in the Church 87 times, and in prirata 8 
times; district Tisitors, female, 12 ; Catechists and Sunday School teachers, 
male, 5 ; female 8 ; total, 13 ; number of children taught the catechism 
openly in the Church, 91 ; number of times, 12 ; Sunday scholars, 97 ; total 
number of young persons instructed, 97 ; Parish Library, 300 Tolnmes ; 
Sunday School Library, 274 volumes ; Bible class, 1 ; DiTine Senrice cele- 
brated 730 times. 

Offerings : Episcopal Fund, $56 ; Missions of the diocese, $185.30 ;* Ge- 
neral Protestant Episcopal Sunday School Union and Church Book Society, 
$100; Board of Missions : Domestic Committee, $35 ; Foreign Committee, 
$29 ; Parish purposes, $117.60 ; Church purposes, not included in the abore, 
$1500.00. Total, $1982.90. 

cubati'b report. 
Rt ReVd Father,— 

As your report contains all the necessary information 
concerning St. Mary's Church, I have only to report in this place, the num- 
ber of my oflBcial duties during the past Conyentional year. 

I have read the whole morning service 134 times, evening prayer 170 
times ; taken part in the morning service 100 times, in evening prayer 77 
times. I have celebrated and assisted in the administration of the Holy 
Communion 77 times ; baptized 10 adults and 18 children ; buried 9, (adults 
and children,) and assisted in the burial of several more ; churched one 
woman ; assisted in the Ordination of one Priest ; catechised the children 
42 times, and preached 49 times. 

I have also done a large amount of parochial visiting, taken charge of 
Trinity Church, Fairview, and instructed the students in the Theological 
Department of Burlington College, in Ecclesiastical History. 
Fathfully and affectionately your son in the Church, 

Charlks Frxdxrick Hoffman. 

*0f this sum $112.50 to sustain a struggling parish. 



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CHRIST CHURCH, SHREWSBURY : 

THE BEY. HA.RRT FINCH, RECTOR. 

Number of families, (several transferred to St. James', Long Branch,) 
tibout 60 ; baptisms, (adults 4, infants C,) 10; confirmed, 5, (and 1 in St. 
James' Church, Long Branch; belonging to the Parish,) 12 ; marriages, 6 ; 
burials, 10; communicants, added 5; removed into the parish, 1 ; removed 
from the parish bj transfer, 2G ; died, 2 ; present number, about 100 ; the 
Holy Communion celebrated on the first Sunday of every month and prin- 
cipal Festivals, and the third Sunday in each month, in Trinity Chapel, 
Red Bank ; one daily parish school, free, for coloured children ; teacher, 
JohnN. Still, candidate for Holy Orders; scholars, 120; catechumens, the 
children of the parish ; Sunday School library, about 200 volumes. Divine 
service celebrated twice every Sunday, once a day on the principal Festivals, 
and on Wednesdays and Fridays during Lent. 

Offerings : — For the expenses of the Bishop, $5 ; Missions of the Diocese, 
$19.61 ; Diecesan Assessment, $11.38 ; aged and infirm Clergymen, $6.17 ; 
foreign Missions, $1.97 ; for the poor, $18.83; Parish purposes, $12.64; 
Church purposes, not included in the above, $7.^G — Total, $83.16. 

Owing to the formation of two new Parishes within the last three years, 
and the seceding of some families from the old parish of Shrewsbury, the 
namber of neither can at present be determined. 

CHRIST CHURCH, MIDDLETOWN : 

TUB REV. ELI WUEELER, MINISTER. 

Number of families, 16, and 4 individuals; baptisms, infants, 8 ; Commu- 
nicants, added, 1 ; removed into the parish, 1 ; removed from the parish, 
11 ; present number, 20; the Holy Communion is celebrated on the first 
Sunday in each month, from the 1st of May to the Ist of November, and on 
Christmas ; Divine Service every Sunday morning, and on Christmas. 

The Warden reports 2 funerals, and 1 person confirmed, from November 
1, 1857, to May 1, 1858 ; during which time, the parish had no Minister. 

Contributions — For Church purposes, $117 65. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, ELIZABETH: 

THE REV. SAMUEL A. CLARE, RECTOR. 

Baptisms, (adults 10, infants, 20,) 30 ; confirmed, 13 ; marriages, 3 ; fune- 
rals 16 ; Communicants, (added, 39, removed into the parish, 18,) 57 ; died, 
4; removed from the parish, 18; total, 22; present number, 177; Sunday 
Schools, 2; teachers, 22; pupils, 175; Bible classes, 2; Parish Library, 
about 300 volumes ; Sunday School Library, 1000 volumes; children cate- 
chised monthly. 

Offerings — Foreign Missions, $113.11 ; Domestic Missions, $237.71; (of 
these amounts $82.77 were given by the Bible classes and Sunday 
Schools;) Protestant Episcopal Missionary Society of* the State of New 
Jersey, $130.21 ; other contributions, $900.70— total, $1381.85. Within 
the past year a legacy of $300 (the interest of which is to be appropriated 
to the poor,) a house lot, and 2 burial lots have been given to the Church. 



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ST. JOHNS CHURCH, SALEM ; 

THB RBT. THOMAS W. BILLOPP, RECTOR. 

Nnmber of families, 58 ; confirmed, 1 ; marriages, 2 ; buriala, 2 ; communi- 
cants, added, 4 ; removed into the parish, 4 ; removed from the parish, 4 ; 
died, 2 ; withdrawn, 6 ; present number, 75 ; the Holj Cemmnnion is cele-* 
brated the first Sunday in each month, and on'the principal Festivals ; num- 
ber of times in the Church, 10 ; in private, 2 ; Catechists and Sundajr 
School Teachers, (males, 3, femnles, 6,) 9 ; Sunday scholars, 50 ; Parish 
and Sunday School Library, small and imperfect. Celebration of Divine 
Service : twice on Sundays, and on all Holy Days, and Fridays in the yeaf. 

Offerings — Domestic Missions, $47.00 ; Foreign Missions, $42.00 ; for th« 
Poor, $65.00; Parish purposes, $27.00. Total, $181.00. 

This Report covers only the last six mouths ; and is, to a certain extent^ 
Imperfect, in consequence of the comparatively brief residence of the Rector, 
in the Pariah. 

TRINITY CHURCH, NEWARK ; 

TBI BET. EDXDHD MSTXLLE, D. D., RECTOR. 

Baptisms, (adults 4, infants 17,) 21 ; confirmed, 17 ; marriages, 4 ; bdriak, 
12 ; Commnnicants ; added anew, 31 ] removed into the parish, 10 ; removed 
from the parish, 4 ; died, 4 ; present number, 184. The Holy Communion 
is celebrated, on the first Sunday of each month ; 9 times in the Chut^b, 
and 3 times in private ; District Tisitors,*(male 16, female 24,) 40 ; Cate- 
chists, (male 16, female 24,) 40 ; number of children taught th« Catechism 
openly in ihe Church, 245 ; Sunday scholars, ISO; total number of young 
persons instructed, 375 ; one Parish, and btte Sunday School, Library; bible 
classes, 2. Celebration of Divine Service : twice every Sunday, on Good 
Friday, Christmas, Ascension Day, every Thursday, on Wednesday and 
Friday in Lent, and daily in Passion Week. 

OflTeriDgs— Episcopal Fuud, $200; Missions of the Diocese, $415.07 ; Do- 
mestic Missions, $70.77 ; Foreign Missions, $45.94 ; Sunday Schools, 
$102.92 ; the Poor, $518.61 ; Parish purposes, $3500.00; Church purposes, 
not included in the above, $4000.00. Total, $8853.31. 

CHRIST CHURCH, NEW BRUNSWICK : 

THE REV. ALFRED BTUBBS, D.D., RECTOR. 

• Number of families, 100 ; number of individuals, about 500 ; baptisms, 
(adnlts 1, infants 24,) 25 ; confirmed, 13 ; marriages, 13 ; burials, 10 ; pres- 
ent number of Communicants, 130 ; the Holy Communion^is celebrated once 
a month, and on the higher Festivals ; number of children taught the Cate- 
chism openly in the Church, about 50 ; bible classes, on Friday afternoon. 
Celebration of Divine Service, on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 
all Holy Days. 

Offerings — Episcopal Fund, $72.00; Missions of the Diocese, $70.00; 
Fund for aged and infirm Clergymen, $40.00 ; Board of missions, $70.00 ; 
the Poor, $100.00 ; Parish Purposes, $300. Total, $652.00. 
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CHRIST CHURCH, NEWTOX : 

TUK RCT. NATUAKIBL P£TTIT, RECTOR. 

Number of families, 55; number of iadiyiduals, 180; baptisms, (adults 2, 
Infanta 18,) 20; confirmed, 7; marriages^ 10; burials, 8; Communicants ad- 
ded anew, 7 ; removed into the parish, 4 ; removed from the parish, 5 ; died, 
1 ; present number, 52. The Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sun- 
day in the month, and on Christmas and Easter ; in the Church, 14 times. 
Oatechists and Sunday School Teachers, (male 3, female 5,) 8 ; Catechn- 
mens, 65. Sunday School Library, 25 ; bible classes, 1. Divine Service is 
celebrated twice every Sunday, in the Parish Church ; and on Sunday 
afternoons, (except during the winter,) once a month, in three adjacent 
villages, and on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and Thanksgiving day, 
and every Friday, during Lent, in the Parish Church. 

Offeriugs — Episcopal Fund, $40 ; Missions of the Diocese. $24.45 ; Bible 
and Common Prayer Book Society, $8, Bishop White Prayer Book Society, 
$9 ; Sunday School offering to Bishop Scott, $9.07 ; for the rebuilding of 
Christ Church, Woodbridge, $9.25; Domestic Missions, $5.50; Foreign 
Missions, $5 50 ; the Poor, $12 ; Chureh purposes, not included in the 
above, $9. Total, $131.77. 

CHRIST CHURCH, ALLENTOWN. 
Rt Rev'd Sir,— 

The Rev. James L. Maxwell, resigned the charge of this pariah, 
in March last, and I desire here to record on behalf of this congregation, 
our grateful acknowledgementa for the disinterested and faithful discharge 
of hia dutiea aa our spiritual pastor, and our great regret that circumstances 
beyond his control, should have made it necessary to sever his connection 
with us. 

During the past two months^ we have had Lay reading. Two have been 
added to the Communion during the past' year, and we have lost two,^ — 
one by death, and the othe^ by removal to another parish. We now number 
22 Communicants ; our Sunday School is flourishing, numbering 5 Teach- 
ers, and 35 Scholars. 

We have collected $240 for Church purposes, and $60 for Missions, 
since the last annual Report. 

Thia ia a Free Church, and could we have the conslaot services of a resi- 
dent Minister, could in a few years become self-supporting. 

Respectfully, your ob't servant, 

Bennington Gill, 

Acting Warden. 

TRINITY CHURCH, WOODBRIDGE ; 

THE REV. HBNBY N. PIBRCB, MISSIONARY. 
TUB REV. WM. K. EARLE. MINISTER. 

Number of families, 14 ; number of individuals, 60 ; baptisms, infanta, 1 : 
buriala, 2 ; Communicants, died, 2 ; present number, 14 ; the Holj Com- 



mnnion is celebrated on Sunday afternoon ; in the Church, 3 timet ; Di? in* 
Senrice is celebrated on Sunday afternoon ; total number of times, 23. 

Offerings — Episcopal Fund, $20.00. 

Trinity Church, Woodbridge, was destroyed by fire, on Sunday afternoon 9 
the 7th day of March, 1858. Said Church was built, A. D., 1711. The 
small congregation who formerly worshipped in that Church, are using 
erery laadable exertion to raise funds to erect a new Church upon the mini 
of that destroyed by fire, as aforesaid. 

Alanson Niwton, 

Senior Warden. 

ST. ANDREW^S CHURCH, MOUNT HOLLT ; 

TBB BBY. OBOROS T. M0RIH0U8X, BBCTOB. 

Number of fiaimilies, 70 ,* 'baptisms, (adults 7, infants 8,) 15: cpnfirmed, 
12 ; marriages, 2 ; burials, 4 ; Communicants added anew, 17 ; remored into 
the parish, 5 ,* removed from the parish, 4 ,* present number, 93. The Holy 
Communion is celebrated monthly, and on Christmas, Kaster, and Whitsun- 
day; in the Church, 15 times ; and in private, 12 ; Catechists and Sunday 
School Teachers, (male 11, female 17,) 28 ; catechumens, 192 ; number o^ 
children taught the Catechism openly in the Church, 192 ; number of timely 
5 ; total number of young persons instructed, 192 ; Parish Library, 80 ; Sun- 
day School Library, 654 ; bible classes, 1. Dirine Service is celebrated on 
Sundays, morning and afternoon, and on Christmas, Good Friday, and As* 
eension Day, and every Wednesday afternoon, with a sermon. Total, 161. 

Offerings — Missions of the Diocese, $17.50^; Fund for aged and infirm 
Clergymen, $9 ; Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $14 ; Domestic 
Missions, $75.00; Foreign Missions, $55.17; the Poor, $169.81; Parish 
purposes, $1,091.14 ; Church purposes not included in the above, $36.50. 
Total, $1,468.13. 

ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH, TRENTON : 

THB BBV. BAMUBL OLBMXNTS, BBOTOR. 

Baptisms, (infants 15, adults 7,) 22 ; confirmations, 13 ; Communioanti 
added, 23 ; died and removed, 12 ; present number, 146 ; marriages, 7 ; bu- 
rials, 21. 

Offerings : — Protestant Episcopal Missionary Society in the State of New 
Jersey, $103.55, St Paul's Church, South Trenton, $144 ; Domestic Missions 
$191.88, (viz: per Episcopal Missionary Association for the West, $22.18, 
per Kansas, for Church building, $50, per box to a Western Missionary, 
$119, 70); Foreign Missions, $100; Bibles and prayer-boolu for gratuitouf 
distribution, $26 ; poor of the parish, $127.06 ; Sunday Schools of parish, 
$68.97 ; other parish purposes, $2203. Total, $2964.46. 



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ST. PETER'S CHURCH, FREEHOLD : 

THE REV. ROBERT GREENE CHASE, RECTOR ELECT. 

Number of families, 22 ; number of individuals, 105 ; baptisms, (adults 2, 
infants 5,) 7 ; confirmed, 1 ; marriages, 1 ; burials, 3 ; Communicants, added 
anew, 5 ; present number, 40 ; the Holy Communion is celel^rated once in 
each month, and on the Great Festivals ; number of times, in the Church, 
14. Divine Service is celebrated twice each Sunday, on the Great Festi- 
vals and Fasts, and since April 5, 1858, on Saint's Days. Total, 106. 

Qfierings — Parish purposes, $300.00. 

ST. PETER'S CHURCH BERKELEY IN CLARKSBOROUGH. 

THE REV. ARCHIBALD BEATTY, RECTOR. 

Families, 43 ; baptisms, infants, 4 ; confirmed, 10 ; marriages, 1 ; burials, 
8 ; Communicants added, 11 ; present number, 57 ; the Holy Communion is 
celebrated on the first Sunday of each month ; Sunday School Teachers, 
(male 3, female 6,) 9; pupils, 60 ; children catechised, monthly; books in 
the parish Library, 243 ; in the Sunday School Library, 410 ; bible class, 1 ; 
Celebration of Divine Service, (on Sundays 93, Holy Days 4, other days 23,) 
120 times. There has also been a weekly Lecture in the Lecture Room. 

Ofierings — Foreign Missions, (for Africa,) $52, of which $27, was from 
the Sunday School; Diocesan Missions, $9.35 ; Communion alms, $33.37 ; 
Convention assessment, $10; Travelling expenses of the Bishop, $5.00; 
putting a wall around the Church cemetery, $641.00; Parish purposes, 
$29.89 ; Church purposes not included in the above, $46.00. Total, $826.61. 

TRINITY CHURCH, SWEDESBORGUGH : 

THE RET. HENRT TULLIDGE, RBCTOR. 

Number of Families, about 80 ; baptisms, (adults 5, infants 4,) 9 ; con- 
firmed 7 ; marriages, 2 ; burials, 4 ; Communicants added anew, 9 ; removed 
into the parish, 2 ; removed from the parish, 1 ; died, 1 ; present number, 
150. The Holy Communion celebrated in the Church, 6 times; Catechists 
and Sunday School Teachers, (male 4, female 7,) 11 ; number of children 
taught the Catechism openly in the Church, 60 ; number of times, once a 
XQontb ; total number of young persons instructed, 60 ; celebration of Divine 
Service, (Sundays 59, Holy Days 9, other days 32,) 100 times. 

Offerings — Domestic Missions, $6.50; Foreign Missions, $15.35; the Poor, 
$24.14 ; Church purposes, not included in the above, $35.16. Total, $82.15. 

The present incumbent entered upon his duties in this parish in the early 
part of November last, aud is not as yet prepared to speak with confidence, 
fki to its spiritual .condition and prospects. In former years, the congreg»> 
tion was very numerous, and it was regarded as a strong and important par- 
ish. But since then, many causes have operated against it, and for some time 
past, its prosperity has declined. Many families have been alienated from 



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the Charch of their Fathers, and gone t« swell the ranks of the denoml* 
nations. The congregation is, however, still respectable, in point of nnm- 
bers, and is apparently increasing, and other signs of encouragement are 
not wanting. 

ST. THOMAS' CHURCH, GLASSBOROUGH : 

THE BIT. WM. HERBERT KORkiS, MI88I05ART. 

Number of families, 9 ; number of individuals, about 40 ; baptisms, in- 
fants, 5 ; confirmed, 1 ; burials, 1 ; Communicants added anew, 2 ; removed 
from the parish, 2 ; present number, 14. The Holy Communion is celebra* 
ted once a month. Pivine Service is celebrated once every Sunday, and on 
Christmas Day. 

Offerings — Episcopal Fund, $24.00 ; Missions of the Diocese, $5.00 ; 
Church purposes not included in the above. Convention expenses, $4.50. — 
Total, $33.50. 

ST. MATTHEW'S CHURCH, JERSEY CITY ; 

TBI REV. J. J. BOWDEN, BBCTOB. 

Families, 152 ; baptisms, (adults 3, infants 44,) 4*1 ; confirmed, 16 ; mar- 
fliages, 13 ; burials, 24 ; Communicants, 204. 

The contributions to various purposes, other than parochial, have been 
about $600.00. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, PATERSON : 

THE BET. JOHN KELLT, BECTOB. 

Namber of families, 120; number of individuals, about 400 ; baptisms, 
(adults 2, infants 48,) 50 ; confirmed, 6 ; marriages, 7 ; burials, 33 ; Commu- 
nicants added anew, 16; removed into the parish, 21 ; removed from the par- 
ish, 13 ; died, 1 ; present number, 103. The Holy Communion is celebrated 
the first Sunday in each month, and on Festivals, having a ^'proper preface;" 
number of times in the Church, Id ; in private, 3 ; District visitors, female, 
8 ; Catechists and Sunday School Teachers, (male 5, female 20 ) 25 ; num- 
ber of children taught the Catechism openly in the Church, the whole Sun- 
day School ; number of times, 12 ; total number of young persons instruct- 
ed; 200 ; Sunday School library, 2*75 volumes ; celebration of Divine 
Service, Sundays, twice, and on the last Sunday of each month, thrice; 
all Holy Days, Christmas Eve, Wednesdays and Fridays in Lent, twice a 
day in Holy week, and once a week from Easter to Whitsunday, also on the 
Rogation Days. Total, 182 times. 

Offerings — Episcopal Fund and Bishop's salary, $80.00 ; Missions of the 
Diocese, $35.00 ; Fund for aged and infirm Clergymen, $16.00 ; Domestic 
Missions, $25.00 ; the Poor, $107.60 ; Parish purposes, $550.00 ; Church 
purposes not included in the above, $7.40. Total, $821.00. 

It is gratifying to report,' that the Lenten and other week-day services 
have been remarkably well attended, much beyond what has been the case 
In former years, among this busy people. The Church is literally filled on 



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Sondajs, eyery^p^w, sare one, being rented and occupied. A* part of the 
Charch, about one-sixth of the whole, has been made free by a vote of tho 
Vestrj ; and it is very pleasant to note, each Sunday, that this part is moro 
crowded than any other. 

If the Church continues to prosper, as we have no doabt it will, and tho 
city increases in Inhabitants, it is very obrious that enlarged Church ac- 
commodations will soon be needed : either in the shape of a larger Pariah 
-Church, or in the formation of an additional Parish. 

The Rector cannot close this report, without some expression of hii 
gratitude for the kindness and sympathy he experienced, during four months 
illness last Spring and Summer, and for the generosity which supplied his 
lack of service, while still ministering to his wants. To those brethren^ 
also, who ofiSciated for him. and especially to the Bev. Professor Mahak, 
he begs leave hereby to tender his sincere thanks. 

ST. MARK'S CHURCH, ORANGE : 

THE REV. JAMES A. WILLIAMS, RECTOR. 

Number of families, 88 ; baptisms, (adults 4, infants 20,) 33 ; confirmed, 
9; marriages, 4; burials, 12; communicants, (added 14, removed into the 
parish L removed from the parish 8, died 6,) present number, 161 ; tho 
Holy Communion is celebrated on Christmas, Easter, Whitsunday, and on 
the first Sunday of each month ; number of times in the Church, 13 ; Cate- 
chists and Sunday School teachers — male 3, female 6, total 9 ; catechumens, 
60 ; number of children taught the catechism openly in the Chnrch, 60 ; 
number of times, on the afternoon of Communion Sundays ; total number 
of young persons instructed, 70 ; Sunday School Library, 650 volumes ; 
other Schools, St. Mark's Hall, classical, under the charge of the Bev. S. S. 
Stocking ; celebration of Divine Service — Sundays, morning and, evening, 
Christmas, Circumcision, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Thanksgiving, every 
day in Holy Week, Ascension, Wednesdays and Fridays in Lent, also on 
every Friday during Easter Season and Trinity Season. 

Offerings : — Episcopal fund, $64 ,* Missions of the Diocese, $140 ; fond 
for aged and infirm Clergymen, $20 ; Bible and Common Prayer Book Soci« 
cty, $25; Board of Missions — Domestic Committee, $100; Foreign Com- 
mittee, $75 ; Communion Alms, for Parochial charities, $201.85 ; Pariah 
purposes, $374.43 ; Church purposes, not included in the above, $20.00 — 
total, $1020.28. 

A valuable box of Clothing, made by the ladles of the congregation, was 
sent to the family of a Missionary, in the Diocese of Wisconsin. 

ST. PETER'S CHURCH, MORRISTOWN : 

THE REV. ROBERT NORRIS MERRITT, RECTOR. 

Number of families, 65 ; number of individuals, 315 ; baptisms, (adults 1, 
infants 19,) 20 ; marriages, 1 ; churchings, 4 ; burials, 9 ; communicants, 
(added, 3, removed into the parish, 16, removed from the parish, 12, suspend- 
•d or repelled, 5,) present tiumber, 116 ; the Holy Communion celebrated 
monthly, and on the greater Festivals ; number of times in the Church, 17 ; 



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in prirate, 1 ; CateohisU and Sunday School Uaobert — male, 2 ; fetaale, 
12 ; total 14 ; number of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, 
75; number of times, 15; total number of young persons instructed, 90; 
Parish Library, 280 rolames ; Sunday School Library, 270 rolumes ; cele- 
bration of Divine Serrice-— Sundays, 2 services ; Holy Days, 2 serricet ; 
«ther days, 2 services on Wednesday, Friday, Rogation and Ember days ; 
«lso, daily in Lent. Total number of celebrations, 333. 

Offerings : — Episcopal Fund, $85 ; Missions of the Diocese, $116.96 ; fund , 
foraged and .infirm Clergymen, $22 ; for Nasbotah, $10 ; two contributions 
irom Sunday School children for the Rev. Mr. Breck, $143.25 ; Board of Mis- 
sions, Domestic Committee, $88.00; Foreign Committee, $55.50; Sunday 
School, {26; for the Poor, $193.89; Parish purposes, $257.01; Church 
purposes, not included in the above, $399.58— Total, $1397.19. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, CAMDEN : 

TUB BBV. J. F. OARRISOlf, BBOTOR. 

Kumber of families, 127 ; number of individualsy 400 ; baptisms, (adults 
10, infants 10,) 20 ; confirmed, 15; marriages, 8 ; burials, 11 ; communi- 
cants, (added 16, removed into the parish 6, removed from the parish 14, 
died 3,) iNresent number, 137 ; the Holy Communion is celebrated on the 
first Sunday in every month, Christmas, Easter and Whitsunday ; district 
Yistors, male 5, female 15, total 20; catechists and Sunday School teach- 
«ri, ma)e,6; female, 14; total, 20; number of children taught the cate- 
chism open^ in the Church, 180; number of times, first Sunday afternoon 
of every month ; Parish Library, 20 volumes; Sunday School Library, 390 
volumes; Bible classes, 2 ; Divine Service celebrated Sunday morning and 
evening ; first Sunday in the month, in the afternoon, an additional service; 
Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Holy Week, Wednesday evenings 
and Thanksgiving day. 

Offerings : — Episcopal Fund, $125 ; Board of Missions, Domestic Commit' 
tee, $92 20; Foreign Committee, $50 ; for the Poor, $140 ; Parish purpo- 
ses, $2350,00. Total, $2757.20. 

TRINITY CHURCH, PRINCETON : 

THB REV. WM. D. HANSON, RECTOR. 

Number of families, 48 ; number of individuals, about 236 ; baptisms, 
(adults 5, infants 8,) 13 ; confirmed, 11 ; marriages, 3 ; burials, 4 ; Commu- 
nicants, added anew, 10 ; removed into the parish, 5 ; removed from the pa- 
rish, 6 ; died, 1 ; suspended or repelled, 1 ; present number, 69. The Holy 
Communion is celebrated monthly, and on Christmas Day ; one daily Parish 
School, free to the children of the Church, Mrs. Elizabeth Downing, teacher ; 
scholars, (males 5, females 25,) 30; Catechists and Sunday School Teachers, 
(male 1, female 10,) 11 ; total number of young persons instructed, 86. Di- 
vine Service is celebrated every Sunday, morning and afternoon, Epiphany, 
Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Ascension Day, Christmas, and every Wed- 
nesday afternoon. 

Offerings — Protestant Episcopal Kiisionary Society, in the State of New 



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Jerstj, $101.26; Bible Society, $35;' Board of Missions, from Sunday School 
for Foreign Missions, $14.66 ; Domestic Committee, and Missionary Associa- 
tion for West, $135.00 ; Foreign Committee, $157.89 ; Parochial Schools, 
$330.00 ; the Poor, $90.32 ; Parish Purposes, $1400.00 ; Church Purposes^ 
not included in the above, $75.00 ; Assessment on Parish for the last Con« 
yentional year, $15.00. Total, $2354.03. 

CHRIST CHURCH, BORDENTOWN : 

THB BEY. KDWABD A. FOGQO, RECTOR. 

Baptisms, (adults 6, infants 6,) 12 ; confirmed, 3 ; marriages, 3 ; burials, 
8 ; communicants, 58. Divine Service is celebrated twice every Sunday, on. 
the principal Holy Days, and on the aflernoon of * Wednesday daring the 
winter 

Offerings — Domestic Committee, $6.00 ; the Poor, $23.37. 

I have resigned the Rectorship of thia Parish, to take effect on the 1st of 
August next. A debt still remains on the improvements made to the 
Church building, but it was stated that the full amount would be paid-'be- 
fore I leave the Parish. 

CHRIST CHURCH, BELLEVILLE : 

THB BIV. HXNBT BXEB8 SHIBMAV, BECTOB ELECT. 

Families, 67; baptisms, (adults 1, infants 18,) 19; confirmed, 8; marri- 
ages, 2 ; communicants, (died and removed 6, added 7,) present nnmber, 
71; burials, 8; Sunday Schools, 4; scholars, 180; Communion alms, on 
six occasions, $66.25; Missionary and charitable contributions, including 
public collections in the congregation, and individual donations which have 
flowed through the Rector's hands, to objects outside the parish, $1481.85. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, RAHWAY : 

THE BEY. HOBACS HILLS, JB., BECTOB. 

Families, 60 ; baptism, (infants 10, adults 3,) 13 ; communicants, (added 
6, removed into the parish 6, died 2,) present number, 87 ; marriages, 3 ; 
burials, 13; catechumens and Sunday Scholars, 150 ; Teachers — male, 5, 
female, 15, total, 20 ; Sunday School Library, 368 volumes. 

Offerings: — Episcopal Fund, $12.74; Missions of the Diocese, $9.28; 
Board of Missions — Domestic Committee, $15.42 ; Foreign Committee, 
$20.09 ; the poor, $49.92 ; Parish purposes, $159.32 ; Church purposes, 
(Canon X, Sec. 6)$9.92— total, $276.69. 

Divine Service is celebrated twice on Sunday ; once on each Holy Day ; 
on Wednesday evenings during the winter and spring ; and on Friday after** 
noon before the Holy Communion. The first Sunday evening in every 
every month is devoted to Missions. 

I entered upon my duties the 4th Sunday in Advent, December 20, 1857. 
This will'account for my incomplete report. The parish is united and pros- 
perous. The sittings are taken ; and before we can increase our numbers, 
we must enlarge the Church edifice. The lines have, indeed, fallen to us in 
a pleasant place, for there is scarcely a week that passes without some to- 
kens of kindness from my parishioners. 



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ST. PETER'S CHURCH, SPOTSWOOD : 

TBI BIT. JOSEPH F. PHILLIPS, BICTOR. 

Communicants, (on list 52, removed 2, added 1,) 51 ; baptisms, 9 ; buri' 
als, 5. 

ST. JAMES' CHURCH, KNOWLTON : 

THB REV. EDWIN B. CHASE, MISSIONARY. 

Number of families, IC ; number of indiTiduals, 80 ; baptisms, (infants) 5 ; 
confirmed, 5 ; burials 1 ; communicants, (added 5, removed from the parish 
1, died 1,} present number, 39 ; the Uoly Communion has been celebrated 
in the Church, 4 times ; Catechists and Sunday School Teachers, male 2, 
female 4, total 6 ; number of joung persons instructed, 44 ; Sunday School 
Library, 175 volumes ; celebration of Divine Service, on Sundays, 33 times, 
Holy Days, 2, other days, 1 — total, 36 times. 

Offerings: — General Protestant Episcopal Sunday School Union, and 
Church Book Society, $19.50 ; for the poor, $4.89 ; parish purposes, $19.58 
—Total, $43.97. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, HOBOKBN, HUDSON COUNTY : 

THB BBV. VA9DBBV00BT BBUCB, BBCTOB. 

Number of families, 80 ; number of individuals, 350 ; baptisms, infants, 
35 ; eonfirmed, 18 ; marriages, 5 ; churchings, 4 ; burials, 20 ; Communi- 
cants, 80. The Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday in every 
month, and on the principal Festivals ; number of times in the Church, 15 ; 
in private, 5 ; Catechists and Sunday School Teachers, (male 1, female 13,) 
14 ; catechumens, 60 ; number of children taught the Catechism openly in 
the Church, 70,* number of times, 3 ; total number of young persons io« 
Btructed, 70 ; Sunday School Library, 130. Celebration of Divine Service, 
(Sundays 104, Holy Days, 36,) 140. 

Offerings — Episcopal Fund, $80.00; Missions of the Diocese, $15.00; 
Fund for aged and infirm Clergymen, $13.87 ; Bible and Common Prayer 
Book Society, $18.00 ; General P. £. S. S. Union, and Church Book Society 
(from Sunday School,) $5.00 ; the Poor, 224.74 ; Parish Purposes, $400.00 ; 
Indian Mission, (Rev. Mr. Breck) from Sunday School, $8.00 ; Church of 
the Good Shepherd, New York, from Sunday School, $5.00. Total, $769.61. 

The Rectory to which allusion heretofore has been made is now happily 
Becnred. The Ladies' Society has purchased a House and Lot, in every re- 
spect suitable for the purpose, at a cost of $5700.00. Towards the pur- 
chase they have paid the sum of $2000 00. The deficiency, they trust, 
from year to year, to diminish. When the work is completed, it will be a 
monument of the faith of its originators, and add vastly to the stability of 
the Church in Hobokcn. 
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ZIOX 6HU&CH, BSLV IDEBE : 

TBB BIT. IDWIN B. CBABE, MIBSIOICABT. 

Number of families, 18 ; number of individuals, 50 ; baptisms, infants, 1 ; 
confirmed, 1 ,* marriages, 1 ; burials, 1 ,* Communicants, added anew, 1 ; rt* 
moved into the parish, 1 ; present number, 12. The Hoiy Communion 
celebrated in the Church, 3 times. Catechists and Sunday School Teachers, 
(male 1, female 6,) 6; total number of young persons instructed, 33 ; Sun- 
day School Library, 160. Celebration of< Divine Service, Sundays, 34 ; 
Holy Days, 1 ; other days, 1. Total, 36. 

Offerings — Fund for aged and infirm Clergymen, $2.60 ; General P. B. 81 
8. Union, and Church Book Society, $2.33; the Poor, $6.66*, Parish pur- 
poses, $37.86. Total, $48.45. 

ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, BEVERLY : 

THE BEY. HBNBY BBOWN, BECTOB. 

Number of families, 48 ; individuals, 220 ; baptisms, (infants 4, adults 2,) 
6 ; burials, 4 ; confirmed, 11 ; Communicants added anew, 11, removed into 
the parish, 6 ; removed from the parish, 3 ; died, 1 ; present number, 88. — 
The Holy Communion is celebrated monthly, and on Christmas and Easter. 
Sunday Schools, 1 ; Teachers, (males 7, females 15,} 22 ; scholars, (male 
55, female 75,) 130 ; children catechised monthly ; Sunday School Library, 
about 400 volumes. Celebration of Divine Service, (Sundays 104, Holy 
Days, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and other times, 50,) 157 ; 
there are two bible classes, taught by the Rector on two evenings of each 
week. The average attendance is about 40. 

Offerings— The Poor, $55.00 ; Parish Purposes, $175.00. 

Our Church is embarrassed with a debt, owing to this and necessary im- 
provements on Church and Parsonage ; no collections for purposes outside 
of the Parish have been made, the vestry deeming it inexpedient under 
present circumstances, to do so. 

Our Sunday School contributed $7S.00 to the African Missions. 

GRACE CHURCH, NEWARK : 

THE BEV. PHILANDEB K. CADT, BECTOB. 
THE BEV. JOHN NICHOLAS STAN8BUBT, DEAOOV. 

Number of families, 75 ; number of individuals, 357 ; baptisms, (adults 3, 
infants 16,) 19; confirmed, 3 ; marriages, 5 ; burials, 16 ,* Communicants, 
98; added anew, and by removals into the parish, 19 ; died, 2 ; present num- 
ber, 115. The Holy Communion is celebrated every Lord's Day, and Saint's 
Day. Daily Parish Schools, 2, paid; teachers, 3; scholars, (males 40, fe- 
males 30,) 70 : Catechists and Sunday school teachers, (male 6, female 7,) 
13 ; number of children taught the Catechism openly in the Church, 148; 
number of times, every Lord's Day ; bible class, number of members, 17«— 
Divine Service is celebrated three times every Lord's Day, three times vwrj 
Saint's Day, and twice every day in the week. 



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Offerings — EpUeopal Fun4, $64.00 ; Miiaionf of the Dioceie, $103.2S ; 
Genenl P. £. 8. S. Union, and Chnrch Book Society, $100.00 ; Domeitio 
Committee, $33.30 ; Parochial Schools, $156.00 ; the Poor, and Parish Par- 
poses, $841.89 ; Chnrch purposes, not inclnded in the abore, $1000.00. To* 
tal, $2298.42. 

The owners of the Pews in this Church, having surrendered their deeds to 
the Vestry, bj resolution of that body, on £aster-Day, the sittings wer« 
declared /rM. 

TRINITY CHURCH, MOORESTOWN : 

THl BBT. H. BASTIR08 WILD, RXCTOB. 

Number of families, 50 ; number of individuals, 200*,* baptisms, (adnlts 5, 
In&ntB 4,) 9 ; confirmed, 15 ; burials, 6 ; Communicants; added anew, 12 ; 
Temored into the parish, 2 ; removed from the parish, 4 ; present number, 
87. The Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday in each month, 
Christmas, Easter, and EpiscopM Visitation ,* number of times in the Church, 
14. Catechists and Sunday School Teachers, (male 3, female 9,) 12 ; cate- 
ehnmens, 87 ; number of children taught the Catechism openly in the 
Chnrch, 87 ; number of times, 4, and in Sunday School Room, 8 ; total num- 
1»er of yonng persons instructed, 100; Parish Library, about 100 ; Sunday 
Sehool Library, abont 300 ; bible classes, 1. Celebration of Divine Service, 
Snndayi, 114 ; Holy Days, 9 ; other days, 50. Total, 173 times. 

Offerings — ^Missions of the Diocese, $15.00 ; Domestic Missions, $6.00 ; 
Jortign Missions, $7.25 ; Parish Purposes, 65.95. Total, $94.20. 

Monthly collections for current expenses, received by the Warden, are not 
Sndnded in the above. 

GRACE CHURCH, HADDONPIELD : 

TEX RIV. 8AXUSL W. HALLOWILL, MIHIBTIB. 

Komber of families, 40 ; baptisms, (adults 2, infants 1,) 3 ; confirmed, ft; 
Birriages, 1 ; burials, 6 : Communicants ; added anew, 5 ; removed from 
the parish, 1 ; present number, 35. The Holy Communion is celebrated 
once in 2 months on the first Sunday ; number of times in private, 1. Cate- 
tbitts and Sunday School Teachers, (male 3, female 11,) 14 ; Catechumens, 
10; number of children taught the Catechism openly in the Chnrch, 50 ; num- 
ber of times, once a month ; Sunday School Library, 146 volumes ; bible 
cliues, 1. 
Offerings'— Foreign Missions, $20.00. 

TRINITY CHURCH, FAIRVIEW. 

THB RBV. OHARLSS FBXDBBICK HOFFMAN, KIS8I0XABT. 

Concerning this Church, I have very little to report. The place where 
(htCknrch ie located, is very small and the people are poor. To all 
^PPMranees, very little more than keeping the Church alive there, can 
^ dene at present. Through God's blessing, we own a decent Church 



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building and a large piece of ground around the Church ; both of which are 
iu good order. We have 11 Communicants, and a congregation of about 
50 persons. During the past year the Sunday School Library has been 
largely increased. One Gommunioant has died, and one person has been 
confirmed. 

Much more could have been done, than has been, were it not for my other 
duties, in Burlington. 

ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH, LAMBERTVILLE : 

TBI BEY. DAVID BROWN, RECTOR. 

Baptisms, (adults 1, infants 3,) 4 ; confirmed, 1 ; marriages, 1 ; burials, 4 j 
Communicants, (added anew, 1 ; lemoved from the parish, 2 ; died, 1 ;) 13. 
The Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday in each month, and 
Christmas and Easter ; number of times in the Church, 12 ; twice at Belvi^ 
dere and Enowlton, in exchange with Mr. Chase. Number of children 
taught the Catechism openly in the Church, 6 *, number of times, 19. Dif 
vine Service is celebrated twice on 48 Sundays, three times in Holy 
Week, Easter Monday and Tuesday, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and 
Circumcision. Total, about 107. 

It is very distressing to be compelled to make a report so very nn« 
satisfactory, as this must be to yourself, and all friends of the Church, 
at such cost 10 the Reporter, of feeling, as well as of substance and labor: of 
labor often, when hardly able to stand ; most of my time at home being 
passed on my back. At the beginning of the Canonical year, it was reso- 
lutely intended to make all the required collections, bat it was found simply 
impossible to collect enough to defray the expenses, required to iSeep the 
Church open. Services would have been more frequent, but the extra 
charges for fuel and sexton, we had no means to meet When able to do 
it, I have often rung the bell myself, and my family have several times as- 
sisted in sweeping and cleaning the Church. And this we should have 
delighted to do, with a prospect of success for the Church ; but there has 
really never been any such prospect, in fact ; though sometimes there has 
itemed to ho. 

But there are people here, and they are learning gradnally, but yet with 
little acknowledgement of the means, that the Church has something for 
them, when ready for it, that the Sects have not. It may please the Master 
^ spare the little one. His will be done. 

GRACE CHURCH, VANVORST, JERSEY CITY : 

THE REV. CHARLES ARBT, RECTOR ELECT. 

Number of families, 151 ; baptisms, (adults 2, infants 34,) 36 ; confirmed, 
8 ; burials, 9 ; Communicants, added anew, 4 ; removed into the parish, 7 ; 
removed from the parish, 5 ; present number, 151. The Holy Communion if 
celebrated monthly, and semi-monthly during Lent ; in private, once ; Cate- 
chists and Sunday School Teachers, (male 10, female 16,) 26; number of 
children taught the Catechism openly in the Church, 150 ; number of time*, 



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tint Soiidaj of erery month. Celebration of Dirine Serrice, Snndajs, twice ; 
Holy Days, morning prayer ; other days, Wednesdays and Fridays through* 
ont the year, and daily during Lent. 

Offerings — ^Episcopal Fund, $120.00 ; Fund for aged and infirm Clergy- 
man, $17.37 : Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $18.45 ; Domestic 
Missions, $25.88 ; for the Rer. Mr. Breck's Mission, $31.67 ; for the Poor, 
$164.55 ; Parish purposes, $1653.70 ; Chnrch purposes not indnded In tho 
above, $120.70. Total, $2152.32. 

I took charge of the Parish in Norem ber last 

ST. PHILIPS CHURCH, NEWARK : 

TBI BIT. JOSHUA SMITH, MI88I01IART. 

Kamber of families represented, 12 ; number of individuals, 38 ; baptisms, 
infants, 1 ; burials, 1 ; communicants, removed into the parish, 1 ; present 
number, 13. The Holy Communion is celebrated two Sundays in the month| 
and on Christmas, Easter and Whitsunday ; number of times in the Church, 
14 ; Cateehists and Sunday School Teachers, (male 1, female 2,) 3 ; Cate* 
ehument, 14 ; nnmber of times, 8 ; celebration of Divine Service, Sundays, 
104 ; Holy Days, (4, and Rogation Days, 3,) 7 ; other days, serrice one even* 
ing in the week, 52. Total, 163. 

Offerings— Missions of the Diocese, $1.00; Fund for aged and infirm Cler- 
gymen, $1.00 ; Foreign Missions, $2.00 ; Parish Purposes, $107.90 ; 
Church purposes, not included in the above, $5.17. 

There is nothing new to be reported as to my engagements during the 
past year, except that my labors have been confined to a narrower field for 
a part of the time. Since September I have assisted the Rector of Trinity 
Church, on Communion Sundays, and in ministering to the poor, and in 
other services as repuired. Two rooms in the basement of St Philip's 
Chnrch, have been finished, and afforded quite a pleasant study and dormi- 
tory. 

As the congregation has failed to comply with some of the Canons in 
regard to collections, it is hoped that in the present case they may be ex* 
cosed. 

ST. MATTHEW'S CHURCH, NEWARK: 

TBI BKV. JULIUS DAVID BOSS, PH. D., MISSIONART AND KIHISTSR. 

Number of fiimilies, 92 ; baptisms, infants, 48 ; confirmed, 11 ; marriages, 
10 ; burials, 13 ; Communicants; added anew, 15 ; removed from the parish, 
8 ; died, 2 ; present number, 164. The Holy Communion is celebrated eve- 
ry two months and on Feast Days ; number of times in the Church, 11 ; in 
private, 2 ; Daily Parish School, about half tree, taught by the Minister and 
his wife ; scholars, (males 25, females, 28,) 53 ; Cateehists and Sunday 
School Teachers, (males 2, females 3,) 5 ; number of children taught the 
Catechism openly in the Church, 53 ; number of times, every day ; Sunday 
Bcholais, [not included in the foregoing,] 32 ; total number of young per- 
aoQS instructed, 87 ; night schools, twice a week, when the young members 



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of the Charch Are instructed. Celebration of Divine Serrice, SondaTt^ 
twice ; Hoi j Dajs, twice ; other days, everj daj daring the week and daring 
Lent, eyerj week a lecture at night. 

Offerings — Parish Purposes, $100.00 ; Church Purposes, not included in 
the above, $35.00. Total, $135.00. 

Whilst mostly all the members of this Congregation are mechanics, it if 
easily to be imagined, how much we have suffered during last winter. 
Chiefly all the expenses for keeping up the services, have been borne by the 
Pastor, although he had to straggle very hard for himself. The school 
has been kept during the winter almost without pay. The Missionary's 
wife has assisted every day in keeping this school for the benefit of the 
Church. 

Otherwise, we are not only doing well, but I am glad to say I am highly 
encouraged to continue my labors, although I see that all other enterprisei 
of the Church, among foreigners, have failed. Tke Lord be praised, for it 
is His work. 

P. S I cannot but acknowledge here the liberal support of the Qermaa 
Mission from Trinity Church, from Mr. J. C. Garthwaite, and from a dear 
friend, whose name I am not at liberty to mention. The Lord blast thenii 
Ally is my prayer. Amen. 

ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, HOPE: 

THB BIT. BDWnr B. CHA8B, MIB8I0NABT. 

Number of famtliei, 11 ; number of individuals, 39,* baptisms, (adalti 4, 
infants 6,) 10 ; confirmed, 5 ; burials, 2 ; Communicants; added Anew, 6 ; 
present number, 16. The Holy Communion celebrated in the Churcht 
nnmber of times, 2. Catechists and Sunday School Teachers, (male 2, fe- 
male 2,) 4 ; total number of young persous instructed, 10. Celebratioii^ of 
Divine Service, Sundays, 31 ; Holy Days^ 1 ; other days, !• Total, 33. 

Offierings— General P. E. S. S. Union, and Charch Book Society, $5.64 ; 
the Poor, $2.74. Total, $8.38. 



ST. THOMAS' CHURCH, VERNON. 

THE REV. W. H. CARTBB, KBCTOB BLBCT. 

Number of families, 18 ; number of individuals, 60; baptisms, (adults I, 
in&nts 1)) 2 ; confirmed, 5 ; burials, 2 ; communicants, (added anew 4,) 17; 
the Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month, and 
on Christmas day ; in private, once; Divine Service is celebrated every Sao* 
day morning, and on Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and Thanke* 
giving Day — total 66 times. 

Offerings: — For Domestic Missions, $10.50. 



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CHURCH OF THE ASCSNSION, QLOUCESTBB CITT : 

THB RIY. R. If . MITOBUOVi MnilBTBB. 

Komber of lamilieSi 15 ; number of indiTidnals, 90 ; baptisins, (infants) 9; 
toofirned, 2 ; borials, 5 ; communicants, 20 ; the Holy Communion is cele- 
bfttod montblj ; number of children taught the Catechism (weekly) openlj 
intheChirchi 40 ; Divine Service celebrated every Sunday throughout the 
yev. . 

fbe put year in Gloucester has been a gloomy one. The amount of 
liehtts and mortality has been unusually great The *< panic," last fall, 
clued the millS| and threw hundreds out of employment. The Church has 
therefore suffered greatly from deaths and removals ; and the most rigid 
ecooomj has been necessary to meet the expenses connected with the regu- 
lar eelebration of Divine Service. No place in the diocese offers a wider 
field for Missionary exertion, and no parish stands in greater need of the 
fnyenand substantial sympathy of the faithful. 

GRACE CHURCH, ELIZABBTHPORT : 

THB RBV. CLABKBON DUNN, RBCTOB. 

Komber of families, 53 ; baptisms, (adults 1, infants 7,) 8 ; confirmed, 8 ; 
nirrUgeg, 1 ; burials, 4 ; communicants, (added 6, removed into the parish 
2, remoTed from the parish 1) present number, 2*7 ; the Holy Communion is 
celebrsted monthly ; Catechists and Sunday School Teachers, males 3, fe- 
Balet 5, total 8 ; number of young persons instructed, 40 ; Sunday School 
iibrarjr, 150 volumes. 

Offerings: — Episcopal Fund, $12.88 ; for the poor, $9.97 ; parish purpo- 
^ $421.68 ; Church purposes, not included in the above, $10.00 — total, 
I4S4.53. 

THB HOUSE OP PRAYER, NEWARK : 

THB BIV. J. W. 8HACKBL70BD, BBCTOB. 
THB BBV. JAMBS HOTT SMITH, DEACON. 

Komber of families, 76; number of individuals, 317 ; baptisms, (adulti 
C,in&Qts 52,) total, 58; confirmed, 15; marriages, 7 ; churchings, 3; bn- 
n^, 10; communicants, (added anew 17, removed into the parish 18, re- 
noted from the parish 3, died 3, suspended or repelled 1) present number, 
88; the Holy Communion celebrated all Sundays and Holy Days, in tho 
Church 88 times ; in private 8 times ; 2 daily Parish Schools, in part free ; 
teachers. Rev. J. H, Smith and Esther Crosby ; scholars, males 37, females 
15; Catechists and Sunday School Teachers : male, 5, female, 14, total, 19 ; 
somber of children taught the Catechism openly in the Church, 140 ; num- 
ber of times, every Sunday ; Sunday Scholars, not included in the forego- 
ing, 20; total number of young persons instructed, 160 ; Parish Library, 
136 volomes ; Bible class, 1, meets at the Rectory, 20 members ; celebration 
of Divine Service : Sundays, 3 times, 156 ; Holy Days, 3 times, 33 ; other 
days, twice daily, 626~total, 815 times. 



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Offering :— Episcopal Fand, $85 ; Missions of the Diocese, $53.38 ; Bi-* 
ble And Common Prayer Book Society, $7.00 ; General Protestant Episcopal 
Sunday School Union, and Chorch Book Society. $30 ; Board of Missions- 
Indian Missions, $53 ; mission to the Jews, $7 ; Domestic Missions, $8.50; 
Foreign Missions, $8.50 ; Parochial Schools, $1250 ; for the Poor, $90.91 ; 
Parish purposes, $1480.80 ; Church purposes, not included in the aboTd 
$64.34. Totol, $3138.43. 

The parish is growing steadily and snrely, and gires unmistakeahle signs 
of life and progress. The most important event in its local history fbr the 
year, is the purchase of the property in the rear of the Church, for a parish 
School house, at a oost of $2000 ; and the opening therein of two schools. 
There is a balance unpaid on this property, the amount of which is nearly 
subscribed. The master of the Schools is the Rev. James Hoyt Smith, who 
renders me valuable assistance in the services of the Church and the paro- 
chial work. He proves an efficient teacher, and the Schools may, I think, 
be pronounced a success. 

The character of this neighborhood makes the advance of the Church, 
slower in wealth, than in any thing else. The additions during the last 
year are, in general, from the humbler classes of society. This is a suffi- 
cient explanation of the poverty of the parish, compared with its list of 
communicants and worshippers. 

CHRIST CHURCH, NEWARK : 

TBI BSV. R. T. S. LOWKLL, BBOTOR. 

Number of families, 52 ; baptisms, (adults 1, infants 41,) 42 ,* confirmed, 
6; marriages, 8; burials. 10 ; communicants, removed into the parish, 10; 
removed from the parish, 18 ; present number, 62 ; Catechists and Sunday 
School Teachers : male 5, female 8, total 13 ; number of young persons in- 
structed, 80 ; celebration of Divine Service : Sundays, twice, and once in a 
month, three times ; all Holy Days, twice ; and once on all other days. 

Offerings: — For Parish purposes, $487.00. 

The distress of the times falls very heavily on the members of this parish, 
and has occasioned a great many removals. The attendance has been uni- 
formly good) however, and is now, again improving. 

ST. JOHN^S CHURCH, SOMERVHiLB: 

TBI REV. JAMBS TBOMPSON, DEACON, RBCTOB ELBCT. 

Kumberof fiunilies, 16; number of individuals, 69; infants, 6; commu- 
nicants; present number, 24. The Holy Communion celebrated in the 
Church, number of times, 4; Catechists and Sunday School ' Teachers, 
(male 1, female 4,) 5 ; Sunday scholars, 8 ; Sunday School Library, 100 vols. 

The present Incumbent took charge of the Parish, 3 January, 1858. His 
residence in the village commenced 1 May, 1858. Divine Service is cele- 
brated twice every Lord's Day, and once on every day for which an Epistle 
and Gospel are provided. The peculiar circumstances of the Parish, prc« 
vent any greater frequency of services, fbr the present. 



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ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, CAMDEX : 

THl REV. ILTUf K. SMITH, RICTOB. 

Familieg, 75 ; baptisms, (adults 16, infants 50,) 66 ; confirmed, 23 ; mar- 
fiageSy 4 ; churcbings, 1 ; burials, 22 ; Communicants, (added, 20 ; removed 
Into the parish, 11 ; removed from the parish, and withdrawn, 3 ; died, 2 ;) 
present number, 110^ The Holj Communion is celebrated on the second 
Sondaj of erery month, weekly during Lent, and on all the FestiTals of our 
Lord ; nomber of times in the Church, 27 ; in private, 3 ; and 4 times in the 
Ohapel-room at Stockton. The day school, under Mies Annie E. Collyii| 
numbers 22 boys, and 19 girls, one sixth being free ; and in the Sunday 
School at Stockton, 3 male and 4 female Teachers, 20 boys and 25 giris ; in 
all, 22 Teachers, and 235 Scholars. There is a weekly Catechising openly in 
the Ghnrch ; the whote number of young persons instructed, is about 260* 
Pariih (Rector's lending) Library, 250 volumes, Sunday School Library, 150; 
bible I lasses ; Rector's class for young ladies^ on Saturday afternoon ; and 
for the Sunday School Teachers, Thursday evening. Divine Service cele- 
brated, on Sundays, 130 times ; Holy Days, 50 times ; other days, 153 times. 
Total, 333. 

OflTerings: — ^Episcopal Fund, $16»00; Diocesan Missions, $8.00 ; Bishop 
White Prayer Book Society, $5.00 ; General P. E. S. S. Union, $4.00 ; Pa- 
rochial School, (special offering) $120; Board of Missions : Domestic, $4,* 
86 ; Foreign, $13.64 ; Parish Poor, and other purposes, $225.50k Total, 
396.60. 

Besides the above, the receipts from parishioners, for maintaining minis- 
ter, and services, have amounted to $657.50. 

In September last, the Missionary became the Rector of the parish. This 
cbange in relation indicates an increase in the strength of the parish, and a 
continuance of the mutual confidence and good will that had existed from 
the first The Church's work is growing, too, upon our very borders. For 
eight months, Mr. Thomas Lyle, a member of the <mginal parish, (St. Paul's) 
and a candidate for Holy Orders, has rendered good Missionary service at 
Stockton, one mile south of St. John's Church, with his own Rector's cor- 
dial approval, and under my supervision. The evening Prayer, with a Lec- 
ture, has been said every Sunday afternoon, during that period. Once a 
month, 1 have preached ; and on four Sunday mornings, celebrated the Holy 
Communion. There are 8 Communicants and a growing Sunday School, 
(hir place of prayer, is an " upper room," in Mr. Otton's house. An ancient 
walnut tree supplies our primitive belfry. We want but a proper building, 
akid the continuance as Deacon, of the present lay helper, to gather soon, 
with God's blessing, a flock ot faithful souls. There is* an open door, and 
hut little competition, as yet, save that of worldliness and sin. The village 
Bumben nearly one thousand people, and all of them the poor, to whom 
** the Gospel should be preached." 
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TRINITY CHURCH, HOBOKEN : 

TBI RBV. N. SATRE HARRIS, RKCTOR. 

Number of indiyiduals, 141 ; baptisms, (adults 1, infants 8,) 9 ; marriages^- 
2 ; burials, 3 ; present number of Communicants, 65 ; The Holy Communion 
has been celebrated in the Church, 12 times ; Catechists and Sunday School' 
Teachers, (male 4, female 7,) 11; catechumens, 75; number of childreit' 
taught the Catechism openly in the Church, 75 ; number of times,' first Sun- 
day in every aronth ; Parish Library, 297 ; Sunday Scheol Library, (French, 
English, and German,) GOO ; bible classes, 1 ; scholars, 6 ; celebration of 
Divine Service, twice each Sunday, 100; other days, 14. Total, 114. 

Offerings : — Episcopal Fund, $5.00 ; aged and infirm Clergymen, $14 00 ; 
Common Prayer Book Society, New York, $9.00 ; Domestic Missions, $19,- 
00; Foreign Missions, $33.00, including $20.00 from Sunday School for 
" Qrace Wright scholarship," in Africa ; Parish Purposes, (current expenae* 
$1216.35, debt $940.00, music $300.00,) 2456.55 ; Church Purposes, not 
included in the above, $115.62. Total, $3920.14. 

Within the past year, a Lectern and Ambo of English oak, and Tablets 
containing the Creed, Lord's prayer, and Ten Commandments have been 
presented to the parish, by W. P. Wright, Esq. 

Within the same period, nearly $1000.00 of debt have been paid^ leaving 
energies unimpaired for the rapid liquidation of the remainder. 

Were it possible in any way, to procure the enforcement upon all classes^ 

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of the laws of New Jersey, and the Ordinances of this city, securing to its 
citizens the quiet and freedom of the Lord's day, we might hope to see the 
work and the fruits of the Holy Spirit among us also. 

How is it possible to bring up the young in the fear of the Lord, or im- 
press them with the dignity and majesty of Law, in the face of flagrant and' 
unchecked violations of its human and Divine enactments ? 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, DOVER: 

THE RSV. H. C. IIAMILTOM DUDLEY, MINISTER. 

Families, 20 ; individuals, about 130; baptisms, (infants,) 12 ; confirmed,- 
1 ; mariiages, 2 ; burials, 9 ; communicants, 1*7 ; Sunday Scholars, (inclu- 
ding those instructed by the family of Mr. Keeler, at Succasunna Plains,) 
about 90 ; Scholars in Bible class, 12 ; Scholars in Day school, 35 ; Divine 
service is celebrated on the principal festivals, twice every Sunday ; besides 
other occasional services and lectures. 

Offerings — Communion Alms, $19.49 ; Diocesan Missions, $19.76 ; aged- 
and infirm Clergymen, $5.56 ; parish expenses, $56.9*7 ; total, $101.78. 

The people in this parish being principally miners and mechanics, were 
severely affected by the recent financial crisis, which caused- a total suspen** 
sion of business with them for several months, and induced many to 
move from the parish. 



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ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, NEWAHK: 

THK KBV. B. GOODWIN, BECTOB. 
TRB BKV. IDWABD M. PICKS, ASBIBTAMT. 

FtmilleB, aboot 100 ; number of indlyidaals, aboot 400 ; baptisms, (adaltf 
5, iafkots 37) 42 ; confirmed, 31 ; marriages, 5 ; burials, 25 *, communicantS| 
tbout 90 ; the Holy Communion is celebrated every Lord's day, and on the 
greater Festivals ; in the Sunday School the children number about 200| 
md are taught the Catechism openly in the Church, regularly once every 
Dontb, sometimes twice or thrice a month. Divine Service is celebrated 
twice every day in the year — total number of celebrations, 730. 

It gives me pleasure to report that good pi ogress has been made during 
the year. There has, I think, been a growing confidence in the system in 
▼hich the parish is juiministered. The attendance upon the services has 
been better than in any preceding year of our history. The interior of our 
^pel has been so enlarged as to afford about 60 more sittings; and appro- 
propriate and effective decoration 'has been given to the chancel end, for 
which we are indebted to the devoted labour and taste of our Assistant, the 
Bev. E. M. Pecke. 

CHRIST CHURCH, ELIZABETH: 

THB RBV. SneiKB AUGUSTUS HOFFMAN, BBCTOE. 

THB BBT. WILLIAM BOBBBT BABLB, DBACON, BBOTOB'B ASSISTANT. 

TBI IBT. JOHV MARTIN HBNDBBSON, DBACON, MISSIONABT AT WOODBBIDGl, AND 

ASSISTING THB RBCTOB. 

Komber of families, 185 ; number of individuals, about 800 ; baptisms, 
(ftdalts 12, infanis 83) 95 ; confirmed, 29 ; marriages, 6 ; chnrchings, 3 ; 
barilla, 16 ; communicants, (added 24, removed into the parish 24, remo- 
ved fron the parish 11, died 1, suspended 1,) present number, 139; the 
Holj Cemmunion is celebrated every Lord's day, and greater Festivals, 
Christinas, Circumcision, Epiphany, Ascension and Thanksgiving, and in 
prirUe, 4 times ; District Visitors, (female) 30 ; daily parish Schools, 2 ; one 
eltnioal, pays ; one primary, pays a small weekly sum ; Teachers, Henry 
Hopkins Lane and Miss Helen Brown ; Scholars, males 37, females 20, total, 
57; number of children taught the Catechism openly in the Church, all the 
children of the parish ; number of times, every Lord's day, and the children 
of the parish Schools twice each week ; Sunday Scholars, 285 ; total number 
of young persons instructed, 342 ; Sunday School Library, 250 volumes ; 
1 Bible class, composed of Sunday school teachers, and others who choose 
to attend, every Thursday evening; Divine Service is celebrated three 
times each Sunday ; Holy days, a noon service and lecture ; other days, 
daily morning and evening, with Sermon or Lecture every Friday evening. 
010 services have been held in the chapel during the year. 

Offerings — Episcopal Fund, $54.00; Missions of the Diocese, $49.80 
Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $3 ; Domestic Missions, $120.50 
Foreign Missions, $60.25 ; Parochial Schools, $321.25 ; the Poor, $539.14 



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Parish parposes, $1515.33; Charck purposes, not included in the abore, 
$287.69 — total, $2952.86. Contributed during the vear to pay off balance 
of floating debt, $6676.59. Total contributions for the year, $9649.45. 

The parish continues to prosper, in everything that appertains to its wel- 
fkre, beyond our expectations. The congregations, notwithstanding threa 
serrices are held on each Lord's day, are already almost too larg^ for the 
limits of the Chapel, which only seats four hundred persons. The Church 
mast soon be built. And the manner in which the floating debt of $9257.96 
has been paid off in less than fifteen months, while the mercantile community 
were passing through the seyerest pecuniary depression, speiksrolumes for 
the laity who are connected with the parish. In a work in which so many 
hearts were engaged, it would be invidious to particularize. M^y Ood re- 
member them fbr the good deeds that they have done ''for Hid house, and 
for the offices thereof." 

It would be unjust, however, to the cause of Free Churches, and the 
Weekly Offertory, for which this parish has so earnestly struggled, not to 
state the remarkable fact that the average amount of subscriptions for the 
liquidation or the floating debt, was between five and ten doUart; and the 
average amount of the pieces of money dropped into the plates at the offer- 
tory, is but ten cents. The latter may in part be accounted for, by a custom 
which prevails very generally in this parish, of each family dividing their 
offering among all the members of it, that every one may put something 
into the plate ; but taken in connection with the preceding facts, proves thai 
this Church, at least, is not supported by a few wealthy individuals. 

The Rev. Joseph S. Mayers resigned his position as Rector's Assistant in 
July, and his duties are now performed by the two deacons who are con- 
nected with the parish. * 

The Rev. Clarkson Dunn has also rendered most acceptable and valuablci 
pervices in the parish during a part of the year. 

ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, MILLVILLE : 

TUE BEY. H. H. BKID, BECTOB. 

Number of families, 50 ; number of individuals, 165 ; baptisms, (adults 
2, infants 11,)13; confirmed, 4; marriages, 3 ; burials, 5; Communicants 
added anew, 12 ; removed into the parish, 3 ; removed from the parish, 8 ; 
present number, 47. The Holy Communion is celebrated monthly, and on 
the Great Festivals ; one daily parish school, in part free ; teachers, Mr. R. 
S. Summers, and Miss A. E. Courter ; scholars, (males 20, females 10,) 30i.; 
Catechists and Sunday School Teachers, (male 6, female 6,) 12 ; number of 
children taught the Catechism openly in the Church, 40 ; number of times, 
monthly ; Sunday scholars, [not included in the foregoing], 20 ; total nam- 
ber of young persons instructed, 60 ; Parish and Sunday School I^ibrary, 600 
volumes; bible classes, 1. Celebration of Divine Service, on Sundays, two, 
and at present, three services^ morning, afternoon and evening ; Holy Days, 
Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Ascension, during Lent, Thanks- 
giving, and on several special occasions. Total, 121 times. 



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Offerings : — Episcopal Fond, (paid to the Bishop,) $10 ; Hissioni of tba 
Diocese, $16.00 ; Fond for aged and infirm GlergTmen, $5.00 ; Domestic 
Mianons, $11.00; Foreign Missions, $11.00 ; P<irochial SchoolSi $37.00. 
Sandaj Scliool and Parish Library, $50.00 ; weeklj offerings and yearlj 
BsbicripUons, $900.00 ; for the Indian Mission, under the Rer. Mr. Breck, 
$20.00. Total, $1060.00. 

The support of the Church, which is jet in its infancy, is derived in con* 
liderable measure fh>m the weekly offertory. There is good ground for 
the hope that the day is not far distant when a saflScient sum shall be real- 
ised from this source, to render the sittiogs wholly free. 

** fiolMirt Hall," the Parish Training School is in soccesstul operation, 
lome fifty pupils having been under, instruction during the year. The Rec« 
tor devotes to it, much attention ; is present daily, and catechises the chil- 
dna every Friday. 

ST JAMES' CHURCH. LONG BRANCH : 

TBI BIV. J. D. MOOBl, MnflSTXB. 

Knmber of families, 8 ; baptisms, infants, 2 ; eonfirmed, 8. The Holy 
CoBuaunion has been celebrated 12 times in the Church. 

ST STEPHEN^S CHURCH, SOUTH AMBOY : 

THB BBV. CBABLBS S. LITTLB, BBOTOB. 

Number of fkmilies, and parts of families, 30 ; number of individuals, 
•bout 120; baptisms, (adulu 3, infants 12,) 15; confirmed, 2 ; marriages, 
3; burials, 4 ; Communicants^added anew, 3 ; removed into the parish, 2 ; 
present number, 20. The Holy Communion has been celebrated 12 times 
in the Church ; District visitors, female, 3 ; ^Catechists and Sunday School 
Teachers, (male 2, female 6,) 8 ; Catechumens, about 60; number of chil- 
dren taught the Catechism openly in the School room, at present, all ; num« 
ber of times, every Sunday ; Sanday^ Scholars, about 60 ; total number of 
Toong persons instructed, about 60 ; Parish Library, 24 volumes ; Sunday 
Schoel Library, 63 volumes ; bible classes, 2 ; celebration of Divine Service, 
teict each Sunday, 8 times on Holy Days, and once on Thanksgiving Day. 
TotsJ, 113. 

Offerings :— Episcopal Fund, $26.09 ; Missions of the Diocese, $30.00 j 
Fond for aged and infirm Clergymen, $13.00 ; Bible and Common Prayer 
fioek Society, (donation,) $3.00; Domestic Missions, $47.50 ; Foreign Mis- 
lioDS, $27.50 ; Sunday Missionary box, $10.97 ; the Poor, $30.32 ; Parish 
purposes, $38.45. Total, $226.83. 

Since my last report, the affairs of the Parish have been progressing favora- 
bly. The number of persons in attendance on the services of the Church has 
more than doubled, and the Church edifice to which! alluded then, is nearly 
completed. In God's good providence, we were permitted to hold Divine 
Service in it on Easter Day. It is a beautiful and commodious building, of 
brown stone, in the Romanesque order. The edifice, I trust, will be ready 



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fojt Consecration, during the Summer,'and when finished, will hare coat 
about $12,000. 

Among the deaths in the Parish, during the year past, is that of Mr. John 
•€. Stevens, one of our Vestrymen. Now, that he is called away, I feel 
at liberty to speak of his liberality to the Church. To him we are indebted 
for a silver Communion Service ; also, for a legacy for the endowment of the 
•Church and school. Ground has been purchased, and a" schoolhonse 
erected, through the liberality of a lady, who, though not a parishioner, has 
the interests of the parish greatly at heart. The School is not a Parish 
School, but conducted on strictly Church principles ; it is in full operation* 
with thirteen pupils, who are fed, clothed and educated free of charge. I 
visit the school generally, every week. 

GRACE CHURCH, ORANGE : 

THE REV. JAM^S S. BUSH, RECTOR. 
THB BSy. JOHN W. NOTT, ASSISTANT. 

Number of families, 80 ; number of individuals, 362 ; baptisms, (adults 1, 
infants 17,) 18 ; confirmed, 10 ; marriages, 3 ; burials, 10; Commnnicants; 
added anew, 10 ; removed into the parish, 12 ; removed from the par« 
ish, 4; died, 1 ; present number, 113. The Holy Communion 1,8 celebra- 
ted monthly, and on Christmas, and at the Consecration of the Church ,* in 
the Church, 14 times ; in private, 13 times ; daily parish school, paid, with a 
few scholarships, free ; the Rev. John W. Nott, teacher ; scholars, (males 22, 
females 5,) 27 ; Catechists and Sunday School Teachers, (males 5,femalea, 
9,) 14; Catechumens, 70; number of children taught the Catechism openly 
in the Church, about 50 ; number of times, monthly. Divine Serrice is 
celebrated twice each Sunday, and once on all other Holy Days of the year, 
also in Lent, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

Offerings: — Episcopal Fund, $64.00; Missions of the Diocese, $43.70; 
Foreign Missions, $50.00 ; the Poor, $55.00; Parish Purposes, $1183.00 ; 
Church Purposes, not included in the above, $595.00. Total, $1990.70. 

GRACE CHURCH, PLAINFIELD : 

THE REV PHILEMON S. COB. 

Number of families, 18 ; number of individuals. 85 ; baptisms; in&nts, 4 ; 
marriages, 2 ; burials, 4 ; Communicants, removed into the parish, 2 ; re- 
moved from the parish, 2 ; died, 3 ; present number, 24. The Holy Com- 
munion is celebrated monthly ; total number of young persons instrncted, 
10; Sunday School Library, 100 volumes. Celebration of Divine Serrieey 
(Sundays 104, Holy Days 5,) 100. 

This Parish is feeble. It is only in its infancy, and has much to straggle 
against It was founded, and has been upheld, mainly, on the responsibility 
of the oflSciating Clergyman. He has received a mere trifle for his services, 
and has lent the Church, $600.00. It is^in the midst of many phases of 
dissent, some of which are strongly predominant. If the debts were all 
paid, and it had a more central location, it would undoubtedly prosper. 



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As the Parish is youDg and feeble, it has been impossible to comply 
Irith the diocesan regulations pertaining to Offerings. If the Missionarjr 
appropriation of the last jear is fiiUj paid, and one made for the cnrrent 
year, all these regulations will be complied with. The officiating Clergy- 
* man began to bold serriees in this place in 1852, and has never failed one 
Sondaj, for the last six yearft, in the discharge of his dutj, either personallj 
or bj exchange. If he should be spared another six years, he hopes, by 
tbe Difine blessing, to report " greater things" than these '* small things." 

ST. BARNABAS* CHURCH, ROSEVILLE : 
warden's bbport. 

bomber of families, 17 ; number of individuals, about 50 ; attendance 
from 70 to 80 ; communicants, (added 5, removed 5) present number, 16 ; 
baptisms, (adults 1, infants 3,) 4; confirmed, 5 ; marriage, 1 ; deaths, 2. 

Offetings and contributions, about $500, which has been applied, first, to 
^ying all arrears of the salary ($500 per annum) of the late Rector ; in 
fiquidaliiq; several debts of long standing ; in ministering to the wants of 
the poor during the winter; and in sustaining, since the vacancy, (some seven 
Bonths,) regular and unbroken services, twice on Sunday, the higher Festi- 
tals, and more solemn Fasts. 

The Holy CommuMon is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month, 
Christmas, Easter, Whitsunday and Trinity, for which services, since the 
tSfeancy, we are greatly indebted to the kindness of some of the Clergy of 
Kewark and Orange. 

The parish also owes much to the liberality of a few earnest Churchmen 
in Newark and Orange, through whose continued, and in some cases increas- 
ed contributions, we hope to have soon the constant services of a resident ' 
Clergyman ; who, aided by the Great Head of the Church, will, in a year or' 
two, render the parish self-sustaining, and enable us to contribute to the 
Tarions funds which necessity alone compelled us to neglect. 

ST. PETER'S CHURCH, NEWARK : 

THl &XV. JULIUS DAVID BOSS, ILECTOB ELXCT. 

dumber of families, 32 ; baptisms ; infants, 10 ; marriages, 3 ; burials, 6; 
eommnnicants, 40; the Holy Commtibion has been celebrated once, in pri- 
Tate ; Divine Service in celebrated every Sunday evening, and on Feasts. 

Offerings — For Parish purposes, $15.00. 

If this parish could be supplied regularly every Sunday, twice, it would 
become the principal one, for the little chapel is surrounded by an entire 
German settlement, and it woul<¥ be easier work for a Missionary to gather 
them in. I have here also to correct a statement made by the former Assis- 
tant Minister of St Paul's, the Rev. Mr. Smith, who in the capacity of a Mis- 
sionary, during the tummer montht, officiated in this Mission in the morning 
M long as Mr. Hayes resided on his farm, on which the Chapel (originally 



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for the German .Missionarr) is situated. Mr. Smith said in his f'eport, "Cbe 
Ohorch 18 fieely o{>ened to all who Irill avail themselves of the privileges of 
holj worship. The result is, that quite an encouraging congrefj^ation is 
gathered from the surrounding neighborhood, of persons who would other- 
wise probably be entirely destitute of sacred offices," etc. 

He forgot that the Chapel was built by Mr. Hayes originally for the Ger- 
mans, and that the German Missionary, four years before Mr. Smith came 
here, had held regular services there, and spent not only his time and healtk^ 
bnt also the larger amount of money which he received ns Missionary? I 
correct the Rev. Mr. Smith's statement, not on my own account, but I think 
it my duty to do so, in behalf of that Mission, which has existed there now 
abont teven yeart. 

GRACE CHURCH, MADISON i 

TBI BIT. SAMUEL RANDALL, RECTOR ELECT*. 

Baptisms, infants, 7 ; marriages, 5 ; burials, 2 ; Communicants, 32 ; Sim<* 
day School Teachers, 6 ; scholars, about 35. 

Offerings :— Episcopal Fund, $25.00; Missions of the Diocese, $9.16; 
the Poor, and Parish Purposes, $99.46 ; Bishop's Visitation, $5.00 ; Assess- 
Inent for expenses of Convention and Standing Committee, $13.50. 

CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, MORRISTOWN : 

THE REV. J. R TTN6, MINISTER. 

In conformity with Canon xii, 1853, (Section 1, latter part,) I respectfully 
import, that having some time since resigned the Rectorship of the Church 
of the Redeemer, Morristown, but not having found it convenient to change 
my residence, J have continued to conduct the usual services in said Church, 
by request of its authorities. 

Those services have been, in mode, acceptance and success, as usual; and 
with no effort worthy of special notiec, this parish is realizing perhaps an 
average of prosperity. 

TRINITY FREE CHURCH, JERSEY CITY : 

THE BEY. CHARES H. CANFIELD, DEACON, MINISTER. 

Knmber of families, 46 ; number of individuals, 102 ; baptisms, (adults 5, 
infants 22,) 27 ; confirmed, 3 ; marriages, 2 ; burials, 11 ; Communioanta^ 
25 ; removed from the parish, 5 ; died, 1 ; present number, 20. The Holy 
Communion is celebrated every month ; in private, once ; Catechists and 
Sunday School Teachers, (males 4, females 10,) 14 ; number of children 
taught the Catechism openly in the Church, GO ; Sunday School Library, 
75 ; bible classes, 1 ; Divine Service is celebrated twice every Sunday ; on 
Good Friday, (Jhristmas, Ascension, &c. ; and, until of late, there have been 
Lectures every Wednesday evening. Total number of celebrations, 107. 

The Pariah was never in a more prosperous condition as to numbers, and 



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I hare, in the conTeraion of sonls, the best eridence that mj labors are not 
in Tain. We hare had a legacy of one hundred and sixtj dollars left ns, to 
help constitute a fund for the purpose of erecting a new edifice suitable to 
our growing wants, and adapted to the celebration of Dirine Serrice mors 
truly than our present place. A meeting of the Vestry was held on Monday 
erening 17th inst., in the Chapel, for the purpose of taking a rote in rela* 
tion to the matter, when it was unanimously agreed upon, to resoWe our^ 
•elTCS, as a Vestry, into a Committee, to procure funds sufficient to build a 
brick Church large enough to seat six hundred persons. The legacy referred 
to, in the above, was left us by Miss Eliza Fritts, a maiden lady, who tmi* 
grated to this country, from Ireland, six years ago. She had been a faithfdl 
member of the Church, and her last words were, " I rely only upon the 
Lord Jesus Christ, for salvation." The Holy Communion was administered 
to her, by the Rev. C|. Harriman, at my request, in her sick and dying 
ehamber. 

I will say, in reference to my people, that they have faithfully and tmly 
met all their obligations to me, and I wish for no better peopla to labor 
With, than the people I am, in the providence of God, placed OTtr. 

ST. BARNABAS' FREE MISSION, BURLINGTON : 

THl BXV. WM. OROSWKLL DOARB, PKIIST. 

Hnmber of families, 61 ; number of Individuals, 300 ; baptisms, (adults 26* 

infiats 66,) 92 ; Confirmed, 42 ; marriages, 1 ; churchings, 6 ; burials, 5 ; 

Communicants, (added anew, 48 ; removed into the parish, 7 ; removed 

from the parish, 9 ; suspended, 2 ;) present number, 129. The Holy Com* 

monion is celebrated every Lord's Day, and all Holy Days ; number of 

tiaos in the Church, 85 ; in private, 8 ; Daily Parish Schools, free to all 

children of the Mission, whom the Priest knows to be unable to pay ; Teach* 

<n: Miss Cornelia Vansciver, and Miss Lavina Forgus; scholars, (males 

37, females 35,) 72; Catechumens, 90; number of children taught the Cate* 

chim openly in the Church, 90 ; number of times, every Lord's Day, and 

^vj Taesday and Friday morning ; Sunday School Library, 350 ; bible 

^es, 1 ; celebration of Divine Service, Sundays, 4 services ; Litany and 

Holy Communion, with Lecture, Morning Prayer, with Lecture, Evening 

^yer, with Catechising, Third Service, with Sermon ; Holy Days, Morning 

tad Evening Prayer, Holy Communion at noon with Lecture ; other days 

1^7 Morning and Evening Prayer, with a Sermon on Wednesday and 

fridsj Evenings in Advent and Lent, and the Eves of all Saints' Days. 

Total, 1006 times. 

Offsrings : — Parochial Schools, (subscriptions outside the Mission,) $250. 
<M; the Poor, $150.00 ; Parish Purposes, $265.75 ; Building Fund, $110.00. 
total, $775.75. 

The congregation has largely outgrown the Chapel, and the commence- 
ttcntof a new Chapel, is needed and intended, at once. Alterations since 
Itttyetr have added about twenty-two sittings. But the congregation 
BOBbtrs 300, and the Chnpel seats 220. A girls' school has been added, 
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•ad tbt two fohools art most Adthf fill j and suocesBfullj taaght Onlj sir 
thUdrtn of tht HUiion, are in the public schooU. The maaic is congrega- 
tional, hearty and deyotional, led bj a choir of boys and girls, under the 
training of Mr. George S. Lewis, S. T. D., whose devotion and ability, are 
giyen without salary, for the glory of God. About $175.00, was obtained 
outside the Mission, for the alterations spoken of. There is no Sunday 
School connected with the Mission. The children of the Parish Schools are 
taught by their own Teachers, on Sunday ; and the few other children, by 
the Priest All are catechised openly, every Lord's Day. 

OHUEOH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, FORT LEE : 

TBI BET. RALPH HOTT, MINISTXft. 

Baptisms, 87; marriages, 17 ; funerals, 22. The Chapel is opened for 
Oatechetical instruction on Sunday mornings, and the attendance averagea 
about 45 scholars, and 6 teachers, under the superintendence of Mrs. Hoyt } 
DiTine Service being celebrated in the evening. At a Service held at the 
Chapel, October 28, 1854, the Bishop confirmed 17 persons ; October 21, 
1866, 5 penons ; and May 7, 1857, 7 persons. Number of CommonicantSy 18w 



MISSIONARY AND OTHER REPORTS. 



CHRIST CHURCH, WOODBURY : 

TBI BKT. WM. HERBERT N0RRI8, MIBBIONART. 

Number of families, 16 ; number of individaeils, 68 ; baptisms, (adults 6, 
infants 5,) 10; confirmed, 10; marriages, 2 ; burials, 1; Communicants, 
(added, 4 ; removed into the parish, 1 ; removed from the parish, 2 ;) present 
number, 33. The Holy Communion is celebrated at erenr Sunday morning 
Service, and on Christmas and Ascension Day; Catechists and Sunday 
School Teachers, (male 1, females 4,) 5 ; number of children taught the 
Catechism openly in the Church, 15 ; Sunday Scholars, [not included in 
the foregoing,] 16 ; total number of young persons instructed, 30 ; Divine 
Service is celebrated once every Sunday, and on Christmas and Ascension 
Day, and every other day, except Monday, subject to occasional interruptions 

Offerings:— Episcopal Fund, $13.00; Missions of the Diocese, $13.00 ; 
Parish Purposes, $217.64. ToUl, $243.02. 

ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURQH : 

THE RET. PETER L. JAQUBS, MIBSIORART. 

Families, 21 ; number of individuals, 100; baptisms, infants, 3; confirm- 
ed, 9 ; burials, 2 ; Communicants, (added, 10 ; removed into the parish, 1 ; 
removed from the parish, 4 ; died« 2 ; withdrawn, 1 ;) present number, 31. 
The Hely Communion was celebrated until October, once in six weeks, and 
since that time, on the first Sunday in the month, and on the great Festi- 
vals ; number of times, in the Church, 11 ; in private, 2 ; catechumens and 
Sunday School instructed by myself, alone ; number of children taught the 
Catechism openly in the Church, 38 ; number of times, every Sunday ; total 
number of young persons instructed, 3d ; Sunday School Library, just com- 
menced; one bible class meets every Sunday afternoon. Celebration of 
Divine Service, every other Sunday until October, then every Sunday morn- 
ing, 56 ; Holy Days, 1. Total, 67. 

Offerings : — Episcopal Fund, (given to the Bishop,) $7 ; Sunday Schools 
f5.03; Parish Purposes, $332.81. Total, $344.84. 

This Parish has felt severely the sad reverse of the times, as most of the 
families in connection with it, being mechanics and laborers, have been 
thrown out of employment, and thereby, havo been unable to do but very 
UiUe for its support. In other respects, things are quite encouraging. A 
decided improvement in religions sentiment and feeling, a devout attaob- 
meu tothe Church, and a deep interest in her services, prevail through the 
congregation. Divine Service is now held every Sunday, once or twice a 
day. The children meet twice a day in the Sunday School, for Catechet- 
ical and Scriptural instruction, and a bible class of young persons mtt ts 



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also trerj Sunday afternoon ; all the instruction to the children &nd bible 
clasi, is given by myself. 

But we are still obliged to worship in a School House. There is agood 
field here for labor; and had we a Church or Chapel of our own, where wt 
eould conduct things in our own way, and carry out the Church in her per- 
fection and fullness, and could the effort be adequately sustained tor two or 
three years to come ; a good and great work might be done towards boild- 
ing up a Tigorous and influential congregation. 

CALVARY CHURCH, SUMMIT : 

THK RIY. GKOROI N. 8LEI0HT, MISSIOVART. 

Number of indiriduals, about 75 ; baptisms, infants, 2 ; marriages, 1 ; 
Communicants, (removed into the parish, 6 ; removed from the parish, 1 ;) 
present number, 14. The Holy Communion has been celebrated in the 
Church, 16 times ; Catecbists and Sunday School Teachers, (male 1, female 
2,) 3 ; number of children taught the Catechism openly in the Church, abont 
20 ; number of times, 12. Divine Service celebrated, (Sundays, 100; Holy 
Days, 6 ; in Lent, 16 ;) 122 times 

Offerings: — Missions -of the Diocese, $4.95 ; Fund for aged and infirm 
Clergymen, $1.23 ; Episcopal Fund, $1.32 ; Parish and other purpose!, 
$252.80 ; total, $260.30. 

THB REV. MR. WHEELER'S REPORT : 
Bt Rev. and Dear Sir ; 

My engagement with Christ Church, Middletown, expired on the let of 
Vovember, 1857, when I returned to Brooklyn, until the first of the present 
month. During the winter I have been much confined to the house, by an 
affection of the throat — but so far as my health would permit, T have assisted 
the Rev. Mr. Labagh, of St. Paul's Church, and the Rev. Mr. Dozeqg, of 
Kmmannel Church. I have also married one couple, baptized one infant^ 
and attended one funeral, in Brooklyn. On Christmas Day, and the follow- 
ing Sunday, I officiated and preached in Christ Church, Middletown; and on 
Christmas Day, I administered the Lord's Sapper. 

I have again received an invitation to officiate as Minister of Christ Chnrch, 
Middletown. from the first of the present month, until the 1st of November 
next. I have spent the three last Sundays, with that small, and I hope, in* 
creasing congregation. 

THE REV. E. M. PECKE'S REPORT : 
Rt Rev. Father : 

Having removed from the Diocese of New York, to this place, on the 1st 
day of September last, my report of official acts will cover only the portion 
of the year intervening between that date and the present session of the 
Diocesan Convention. 

From September 1st, to November Ist, I officiated as Missionary at St. 
Mark's Ghnrch, holding a Morning Service there, upon each Sunday. There 



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wtre two ftdminUtrationB of infant bftptifm, daring that period. From Sep« 
tembor lat nntil tht present Ume, 1 hare been engaged aa Principal of the 
Farifh School, and ABsistant Minister in St Paul's Church, Newark. 

I hare officiated on 476 occasions ; administered Holj Baptism to 5 influits ; 
administered the Holy Gommnnion on 26 occasions ; and assisted in the ad- 
ministration of the same, 13 times ; preached 51 Sermons ; buried one child ; 
eaftaeliised the children of the parish, openly in the Church, on two occa* 
•ions ; and united with the ProTisional Bishop of New York, in the lajing 
on of hands upon one Priest, I hare also had a class of adults on Sundaj 
afternoons, whom I have instructed in a general waj, making the Collects, 
^istles and Gospels, for the Sundays and Holy Days, the basis of my 
teaching. 

These services haye been performed in connecUon with six hour's teach- 
iog on each of five days of the week. 

THB REV. JOHN W. NOTT'S REPORT. 
Et Rev. Father : 

I would respectfully report that, since my transfer to this Diocese, last 
Oetobcr, I have been employed as a Teacher in the parish of Grace Church, 
Orange. From the second Sunday in Advent, 1857, until the fourth Sun- 
Hay after Easter, 1858, I officiated at St. Barnabas' Church, Newark; dnring 
vhieh time I administered Holy Baptism once, and the Holy Communion, 
aeven times. In Grace Church, Orange, I have read prayers, and preached 
aeveral times, and baptized one infant 

At present, I am officiatmg at St Luke's Church, West Bloomfield. 

THE REV. MR STRATTON^S REPORT : 

Bt. Rev. and Dear Sir : 

As my report made to you last year, agreeably to the first Section of 
Canon zii, of the General Convention, passed 1853, does not appear in the 
Jooreal of the last Convention. I will now state the occasional services I 
have performed, during the two years past : 

I have officiated on 130 difiPerent occasions, principally in the Chnrchea 
of this Diocese, and occasionally in Philadelphia and elsewhere. I have 
fKsched 89 Sermons, performed the Service, and assisted in its performance 
o& a Domber of occasion, administed the Holy Communion 7 times, assisted 
hiiti administration 15 times, baptized one child, celebrated two marriages, 
•Mended 6 fonerals, made 5 visits to the sick, and several addresses to dif- 
ferent Sunday Schools, besides assisting in the examination and ordination 
of one candidate for Priest's orders. 

FORT RILEY, KANSAS TERRITORY : 

BtRey. Father in God: 

hi addition to my regular Sunday Services, at this garrison^ I have offi« 
^ted once at Manhattan, ten miles from here, where I administered the Ho- 
ly Communion to a sick young lady, and three other members of the Church, 



62 

m private. la three daja after, I was sent for to commit her body to the 
atteiit grtLYe ; her spirit haying triumphantly- winged its way to the Paradiae 
of God. I have also a daily school, five mornings in the week. I hara 
baptized 14 children : married 5 couples ; buried 7 adults ; Commanicants» 8. 
Offerings : — Domestic Missions, $21.50 ; Foreign Missions, $8.50 ; Nashota 
Mission, $15.00 ; for Oommunion Senrice, $29.25. Total, $74.25. 

David OLARKBOiry Chaplain. 

ST. JAMES' CHURCH, PISCATAWA. 

Rt Rer. Sir, 

As the Parish of St. James, in Piscatawa, has been vacant since the death 
of the Rev. Isaac Smith, which occuned in April, 1855, and divine service 
has seldom been held there except when I have officiated, I take the liberty 
of reporting, that in the year 1855 I administered the Holy Communion 
there on Whitsunday, and preached in the n^orning *, and in the afternoon 
preached for the Rector of Christ Church, New Brunswick, who went to 
Piscatawa; that on Sunday, August 5, in the afternoon, I again preached 
for the Rector of that Church, who officiated in St. James' ; that I preached 
twice in St. James' on Sunday, September 23, and once in the afternoons of 
nine Sundays; that, in the year 185G, I officiated there on six Sunday after- 
noons; in 1857, on four, and in 1858, on five. Thus the Sacrament of the 
Lord's Supper has been once administered, and the Church has been opened 
for divine service on two Sundays, twice ; and on twenty-five Sundays, 
once. As Piscatawa and Woodbridgo were a part of the field' in which, 
nearly thirty-five years since, I first labored as a Missionary, I cannot but 
feel an interest in their welfare. May I not, then, express the hope that 
something effectual may be resolved upon to provide these old parishes with 
regular ministrations, and thus save them from dissolution ? 

RoBKRT B. Croes, 
A Presbyter of the Diocese of New York. 

THE REV. i{R. CANFIELDS REPORT. 

aOONTON AND ROCKAWAT MISSION. 

The Statistics of Roekatooy Mission in ( ) parenthesis. 

Number of families, 23, (9) ; number of individuals, OG, (50) ; baptisms, 
adults, 2, (1) ; infants, 3 ; total, 5, (1) ; confirmed, 5, (I) ; burials, 3, (1) ; 
Communicants, present number, 13, (7) ; the Holy Communion has been 
celebrated in the Church twice, and in private once ; Catechists and Sun- 
day School Teachers, male 7 (1), female 7 (4), total 14 (5); number of young 
persons instructed, 98 (20) ; Sunday School Library, 200 (20) volumes ; 
celebration of Divine Service : Sundays, 63 (49); Holy Days, G ; other days, 
13 (5); total 82 (54)— 136. 

Offerings — Episcopal Fund, $5 ($5); Bible and Common Prayer Book So- 
ciety, $2.60 ($2); for the Poor, $21.50 ($4); Parish purposes, $80.69 ($25); 
Church purposes, $158.10 ($10)— total, $267.97 ($46.00.) 



68 

THE REV. MR. SMITH'S REPORT. 

Bt. Rer. Father, 

Since my remoTal into ^bis Diocese, September 7, 1857, 1 bare Been en-^ 
gaged in mj duties as master of the Parisb School of the House of Prayer^ 
at Newark, and Assistant to the Rector of the parisb. The record of mj 
official acts are included in the Parochial Report. I hare also ob- seTeral 
occasions officiated in other parishes, in this city, in conseqaence of ihm 
flickness or temporary absence of their respective Rectors. 

THE REV. MR. CHASE'S REPORT. 

Bt. Rer. Father, 

For the greater portion of the last Conventional year, I have officiated, a9 
Olden Missionary to the Pines. I officiated in Medford, Vincentown, Lnm- 
bttrton, Pemberton, Plattsburgh and Turpentine. In most of these places, 
the Services of the Church were held for the first time. An interest seemed 
to be awakened, and a desire expressed for the gospel in the Church, truly 
gratifying. To God's holy Name be all the glory. In the early part of 
March I received and accepted a call to St Peter's Church, Freehold ; and 
entered on my duties, as Rector elect, on the third Sunday after Easter. 

THE REV. MR. EARLE'S REPORT. 

Bt Her. Father, 

In conformity to the Canons of the Church, I submit the following Report: 
&nce my Ordination to the Diaconate, on the 14th oT October last, at the 
Chapel of Christ Church, Elizabeth, I have assisted in the celebration of Di- 
vine Service almost daily in the above mentioned parish, besides holding a 

service (at the request of the Rector of the parish,) on alternate Sundays, 

at the Poor House of Elizabeth. Special services, none. 

THE REV. MR. HENDERSON'S REPORT. 

Right Rev. and Dear Sir : 

Since my Ordination to the Diaconate, on the 28th of February last, I 
luTe assisted, at the request of the Rector, in the Daily Services of Christ 
Church, Elizabeth ; and have also been officiating in Trinity Parish, Wood- 
bridge, every Sunday, by your appomtment. 

THE REV. MR. STANSBURY'S REPORT. 

Rt Rev. Father, 

Since my Ordination, at the last Ember Sunday, (28th February) it hai 
been my privilege, as well as duty, to assist, at different times, in the cele- 
^tion ot Daily Prayer. Besides, I have assisted in the administration of 
the Holy Communion 6 times, and preached 22 times. On the eve of the Sun- 
^7 after the Ascension, I entered upon my duties, as Assistant to the Rec- 
^r of Grace Church, Newark. 



(The Bishop ceIIb the atteotion of the Clorgy of tlic Diocese ia 
Canon XIU, A. D. 1853, of the Qeneral Convention, '<0f xemoval 
of Communicants, from one Parish, to another/' and, to farther its 
very important object, suggests the following form of Certificate : 

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, 
and of the Holj Qhost. Amen. 

NorM, 

hitherto, a parishioner, under the pastoral charge of the nndersignad, and a 
faithfol member of the Church of Christ, (and a Communicant in good stand- 
ing) ; at request, is, hereby, affectionately commended to the Pastoral 

oversight and kindly offices of the Ber. ; and to the brotherly 

love and sympathy of the faithfal Laity of his parish. 

Signed, 



Parish Priest of 



Diocese of New Jars^i 
A D. 18 

St. Matt. X. 40-43; 



fliutmit of tjit €piwiB[ %}^nsf. 



GoDfirmed, 


• 


672 


Ordained to the Diaconate, - 


« • 4 


9 


" " Priesthood, 


• • < 


2 


Clergymen received from other DioceseSi 


10 


** dismissed to '' 


" 


6 


'' instituted, 


. 


10 


'^ present numberi - 


« a « 


88 


CSraiebea consecrated, 


• • 


2 


Candidates for Holy Orde»| 

• 




It 



j^smntani if t||t ^sntijiial fttpti. 



^Fandlieiy .... 


■ 


8056 


^Indiyidnals, - - 


7981 


Baptisms, Adults, 217, Infants, 1024, Total, • 


1241 


Communicants, added, 744, died and remoyed. 


326 


** suspended, 17, present numberj 


699 


Marriages, - ... 


188 


Churchings, . . . . 


18 


Burials, • - - • 


467 


Parish Schools, 12, Teachers, 20, Schc 


ilan, 587 


Sunday « 50, " 504, " 


4410 


Free Churches, . . . . 


18 


Offerings — Episcopal Fund, 




$1291 08 


<< Diocesan Missions, 




. 1869 54 


^' Aged and Infirm Clergy, - 




- 170 80 


. " The Poor, 




. 316S 05 


^' Foreign Missions, 




- 1013 76 


<< Domestic Missions, 




. 1431 52 


" Parish Purposes, - 




24,966 89 


" Other Church Purposes, 




16,231 06 


Total, . • 


150,189 86 


'1* Imperfectly reper 


U4. 


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The followiog Parishef have not ooDtributed to the Epieeopal 
Fund. 



Zion Chareh, BeWidere. 


St. Andrew's 


Church, Mount Holly. 


Christ " 


Allentown. 


Christ 


(( 


Newark. 


Christ " 


Belleville. 


St Philip's 


u 


Newark. 


St Peter's " 


Berkeley. 


St Paul's 


f( 


Newark. 


St. Stephen's 


Church, Beverly. 


8t. Barnabas' 


{( 


Newark. 


Christ 


<( 


Bordentown. 


St Mark's 


u 


Newark. 


St John's 


<( 


Elizabeth. 


St Peter's 


i( 


Newark. 


St Peter's 


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Freehold. 


St. Mark's 


t( 


Orange. 


St Thomas' 


u 


Glassborough. 


Grace 


a 


Pemberton. 


Grace 


u 


Haddonfield. 


St Peter's 


(( 


Perth Amboy. 


St Lake's 


u 


Hope. 


8t Luke's 


If 


Philipsburg. 


Holy Trinity 


u 


Hudson. 


Trinity, 


(( 


Princeton. 


Trinity 


C( 


Jersey City. 


St John's 


<( 


Salem. 


St James' 


It 


Knowlton. 


Christ 


(( 


Shrewsbury. 


St James' 


u 


Long Branch. 


St John's 


u 


Somerville. 


Qract 


(( 


Madison. 


Trinity 


tt 


Swedesboro'. 


Christ 


tt 


Middletown. 


St Peter's 


<( 


Spottswood. 


St Stephen's 


u 


Millburn. 


St Michael's 


i( 


Trenton. 


Trinity 


u 


Moorestown. 


St Thomas' 


i< 


Vernon. 



Church of th« Redeemer, Morristown. 



The following Pariahes have paid; in part, their Assessment for 
the Episcopal Fund. 



St John's Church, Camden, 



St. John's 




Dover, 


Grace 




Elizabeth, 


Trinity 




Hoboken, 


St Andrew's 




Lambertville, 


St. Paul's 




Rahway, 


St Stephen's 




South Amboy, 


Calvary 




Summit, 


St James' 




Knowlton, . 



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AB8IB8I0 


$31 60 


$56 00 


10 50 


40 00 


12 as 


24 00 


5 00 


e4 00 


1 50 


4 00 


35 90 


80 00 


31 09 


48 00 


1 32 


13 00 


12 00 


16 00 



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Convention expenses. 

Zion Church, Belridere. 

St Stephen's Church, Bererly. 



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St. Paul's, 
Trinity 
St Peter's 
Grace, 
St Paul's 
St Luke's 
St Matthew's 
Trinity 
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Fairriew. 

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Haddonfield. 

Hoboken. 

Hope. 

Jersey City. 

Jersey City. 

MiddletownPt 

Millburn. 

Kcwark. 



St Barnabas' " Newark. 
St Peter's " Kewark. 

The House of Prayer, Newark. 
St Paul's Church, Paterson. 



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St George's 
St. Peter's 
St Luke's 
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St John's 
St John's 
St Michael's " 
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Penn's Neck. 

Perth Amboy. 

Philipsburg. 

Plainfield. 

Salem. 

Somenrille. 

Trenton 

Woodbury. 



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DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY: 



€(ie tpiscopni ^Hxtss, 



THE TWENTY-SIXTH, 



TO 



THE SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL CONVENTION, 



IN TRINITY CHURCH, NEWARK, 



WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 1858) 



At 



THE RT. REV. &EORGE WASHINGTON DOANE, D.D.,LL.D., 



BISHOP or THE DZOCIBR. 



BURLINGTON : 
FRANKLIN FERGUSON, PRINTER, BROAD 8TREET. 

1858. 



ADDRESS. 



Mt BfiiTHaiN ov THS Clkbqt and ov the Laitt : 

God has been very gracious to xa, in the year^ jnat closed. 

Our sacred phalanx has been broken^ by no death. Not onci of all 

oar parisheSi is vacant. The number of the Clergy has much increased. 

We have ten Deacons in the field, at work ; wherci last year, we 

had five. Onr number of Candidates, for Holy Orders, is neverthe- 

less, but one less, than last year. The number of persons confirmed 

ia much greater, than in any former year. And my conclusion, after 

m thorough visitation of the Diocese, deliberately, is, that the Lord's 

work has never before so prospered, in our hands. Shall we not set 

up, to^y, another ''Stone of Help;'' and say, with Samuel, ''Hith- 

erto, hath the Lord helped us?" Shall we not lift, to heaven, the 

glad <' Te Deum," of our grateful hearto : '' We pnuse Thee, O 

Qod ; we acknowledge Thee, to bd the Lord?" In the inimitable 

expression of the Angels' Hymn, the ^'Gloria in Excdsis" shall we 

not " give thanks to" Him, " for" His " great glory ?" Especially, 

does it become us, to confess, with David, in the deep sense of our 

entire dependence upon God, for all, we are, or have, or do ; '' Nim 

wbU, Domine :" '' Not unto us, Lord, but, unto Thy name, give 

tlie praise; for Thy loving mercy, and for Thy truth's sake." 

I began my last year's work in Grace Church, in this city; and 
began it, most auspiciously. It was the institution of the Rev. 
Fbiknder K. Cady, into the Rectorship ; in the presence of more 
tban twenty of his brethren, and a large congregation. The ser- 
mon, on that occasion, was preached by one of the dearest of my 
friends, and one of the most precious of our Presbyters — for whose 
itttoration to entire and perfect health, there is no heart in our 
vbole Communion that does not pray — the Rev. Dr. Haight, of 
Unky Church; New York. Dr. Haight had been the Pastor, and 
^e Theological Instructor, as weU as the immediate personal friend 
^ Mr. Cady. He had also ministered frequently in Grace Church, 
doriog the vacancy of the Rectorship. The appointment was thus ao- 
^^ble to all ; and it was well and faithfully fulfilled. Dr. Haight 
*M with me in England, seventeen years ago ; and was the object 



of UDiversal admiration. His seveDtecn years of unreserving service, 
since that time, have commended him to the whole Church ; and 
won for him, from his Bishop, the title of his " own right hand." 
Mr. Cady has been most acceptable in his ministry in Grace Church ; 
and will be found, in the fore-front of the working clcrjry of the Dio- 
cese. Grace Church has been added, within the year, to the list of 
Free Churches. I am sorry, the distinction has to be expressed. 
But for the weather, there should need no doors, to any Church. 
Mr. Cady having applied to me, with the sanction of his Vestry, for 
a Deacon, to assist him, I have sent to him, the Kcv. John Nicholas 
Stansbury, ordained Deacon, at the last Ember season. Mr. Stansbury, 
has had his Theological training at Burlington College : and, so, 
knows how to work ; and loves it. I wish that every Parish Priest 
could have his Deacon. 

On Thursday, 16 July, I consecrated Grace Church, Orange. The 
request to consecrate was read by the Hector elect, the Rev. James 
S. Bush, and the Sentence of Consecration, by the Bev. Japies A. 
Williams, Bector of St. Mark's Church, in the same town. Morn- 
ing prayer was read by the Bev. Messrs. Shackelford and Merritt, the 
Rev. Messrs. Macurdy and Cady reading the Lessons. I preached the 
Sermon, and administered the Holy Communion, assisted by the 
Rev. Mr. Vermilye, (of the Diocese of New York ; ) the Rev. Mr. 
Stocking reading the Epistle. There were also present, the Rev. 
Messrs. Reed, Moore and Mayers, and Dillcr and Cook, (of the Dio- 
cese of New York.) This is a beautiful stone Church, with all the 
appointments for the most impressive performance of the sacred 
services. The progress of this new parish, has been constantly on- 
ward. Mr. Bush is most acceptable in his ministrations: and the 
two parishes dwell together in perfect harmony ; as Christians should. 
The beautiful altar window was a gift, from the maker, Mr. Dore- 
mufl 'f who is a parishioner of Grace Church. 

On Sunday, 13 September, the autumnal Confirmation was held 
in St. Mary's Church, Burlington. Morning prayer was read by the 
Rev. Mr, Hoffman, the Curate, and the Bev. Mr. Chetwood, Rector 
of Burlington College ; the Lessons, by the Bev. Dr. Mahan, of the 
General ^Theological Seminary, I preached, confirmed thirty-five 
persons, and administered the Holy Communion. There were present, 
the Bev. Professor Hyde, and the Bev. Mr. Fergus, the Bev. Mr. 
Robinson, (of the Diocese of Massachusetts,) and the Bev. Mr. 
Bours, (of the Diocese of Florida.) This admirable young Prcsby" 



tor hatteaed, from this servioe, to his ptmah, io Florida : hmTiag- 
reoeivedy here, iDfonnatioD that a pestilential disease was ragiog. 
He threw himself nnreservedlj into the work; and, in a few weeks^ was 
Dttmbered with the dead. A beautiful instance of the martyrdom or 
duty. I was especially interested in him; having married him to a 
dear daughter of St. Mary's Hall. His youth was full of promise. 
It has ripened into glory. 

Oq Thursday, 17 September, I consecrated Christ Church, Wood- 
bury. The request to consecrate, was read by the Missionary, the* 
Bey. William Herbert Norris, and the Sentence of Consecration, by 
the BeT. Elvin Keysor Smith. Morning Prayer was read by the 
Ker. Messrs. Grarrison and Weld, the Rev. Dr. Odcnheimer, (of the 
Diocese of Pennsylvania,) and the Rev. Mr. Mitcheson, reading the 
Lessons I preached, and administered the Holy Communion ; the 
Rev. Dr. Coleman, (of the Diocese of Pennsylvania,) reading the 
Epistle, and the Rev. Messrs. Graham and Durborow, of the same 
Diocese, assisting in the distribution. This was a day of gladness, 
mnd of gratitude, to many hearts, besides my own. Year after year, 
for many years, I had preached to large congregations, in the Court 
House ; never to more than two or three families, that professed and 
called themselves Churchmen : and it had passed into a proverb, of 
the vicinage, that the Church could never be planted in Woodbury. 
Nor could it, in the ordinary way. But the Missionary and his 
admirable wife gave themselves to the work. They had counted 
the cost ; and they incurred it. Personal and domestic privations, 
they esteemed as nothing. Their vocation was to build a Church, 
which should be paid for ; and to educate their children. God has 
blessed them, in the one. He will not fail them, in the other. From 
that upper room, up the steepest of all stairs, their worship was 
inasferred to the holy and beautiful House, which had been theobjeot 
of 10 much exertion, and so many prayers. And Christ Church, 
Woodbury, solid in stone, and ^'beautiful exceedingly," and fitted for 
all sacred uses, stands, in the eye of God, the very gem of the Diocese. 
Oq Sunday, 20 September, (fifteenth after Trinity,) I instituted 
the Rev. Elvin Keyser Smith, into the Rectorship of St. John's 
Church, Camden. Morning Prayer was read by the Rev. Messrs. 
Oanison and E. A. Hoffman, and I preached. The Service for the 
Holy Communion, was by the Rector, assisted by the Rev. Dr. 
Hooker. In the afternoon, the Rector and the Rev. Mr. Hoffman 
f^ prayers, and I preached, and confirmed three persons. Tho 



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cerviee of this day, was a trophy of patient perseyeraneey on the pari 
of pastor and of people. Few of our Missionary Stations have had 
more to contend with. None have gone on more steadily and con- 
stantly : or with a surer token of God's blessing. It is a live Chnroby 
in every best sense of the term ; and its progress will be onward. 
" The work of faith/' and " labour of love/' and *• patience of hope/' 
never can fail. 

On Saturday, 26 Septeml^pr, in St. Mary's Church, BurlingtoD, 
at evening prayer, I confirmed one person. 

On Sunday, 27 September, (sixteenth after Trinity,) at a speoial 
ordination, in St. Mary's Church, Burlington, I admitted the Ber. 
Walter A. Mitchell, Deacon, Adjunct Professor of Latin in Bur- 
lington College, to the Priesthood. Morning Prayer was read by 
the Rev. Messrs. Hoffman, the Curate of the Parish, and Chetwood, 
the Bector of the College ; the Kev. Professor Hyde, and the B6T. 
Mr. Bees, (of the Diocese of Georgia,) reading the lessons. The 
Candidate was presented by his father, the Bev. Bichard B. Mitch- 
ell, (of the Diocese of Maryland,) and I administered the Holy Com- 
munion, assisted by the Bev. Dr. Wells, (of the Diocese of Maasft- 
ohusetts.) The Bev. Professor Doane, invested the newly ordained 
Priest, with the Stole. There were also present, the Bev. Messn. 
ForguSi and Upjohn (of the Diocese of New York.) This was a 
service of peculiar interest; social and academic, as well as eoolesiastic. 
The father of the young Deacon had been, for many years, one of 
my most beloved Presbyters ; while the Bev. Dr. Wells has been the 
bosom friend, of thirty years. Professor Mitchell, came to Burling- 
ton College, a boy ; was one of its graduates; had received its theo- 
logical training ; and was acting successfully, as one of its Professors. 
Three of the PriestSi who assisted in the service, were officers of the 
College. While, of the two Deacons present, one was an officer, and 
the other a graduate. These are interesting results, of less than ten 
years. Burlington College deserves a great deal more than it gets. 
I am sorry to say, that Professor Mitchcirs health, has made it ne- 
cessary for him to return to the Diocese of Maryland. He is a young 
man of the purest character, and of excellent promise : and we have 
parted, with mutual regret. 

On Thursday, 1 October, I began the autumnal visitation, in Grace 
Church, Newark. Morning Prayer was read by the Bev. Messn. 
Bush and Joshua Smith; the Bev. Mr. Adams, (of the Dio- 
cese of New York;) and the Bev. Dr. Bose^ reading the Lessoni. 



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TIm ohildren wore oateobued by the Beotor; the Bey. Mr. Cadj^. 
and I examined thenii preached, confirmed three persoiiS; and ad- 
miniBteied the Holy Communion ; the Bey. Mr. Williams reading 
the Epistle, and the Bey. Mr. Goodwin ministering the Gup. 

In the eyening^ in St. Paul's Chapel; the Bey. Messrs. Warren, 
(of the Diocese of Western New York,) and Peoke, the Assistant 
Minister, read prayers, the Bey. Dr. Bose, reading the Lessons. 
The Sector, the Bey. Mr. Goodwin, catechised the children, and I 
examined them, preached, and confirmed eight (making, with two, 
in piifite, ten) persons. The Bey. Mr. Cady, was present. The 
moat impezatiye necessity demands the erection of St. Paul's Church. 
The Chapel tarns away more than it contains. This is the yeij 
ehoioert position for the Church, in the whole city. When will the 
cry be uttered, ^* Let us arise, and build I " 

On Friday morning, 2, in St. Barnabas Church, Boeeyille, in 
Newadc, the Bey. Mr. Bush read morning prayers, the Minister, 
the Bey. Mr. Leach, catechised the children, and I examined them, 
pietoliedi confirmed fiye persons, and administered the Holy Com- 
mnnioo. Mr. Leach has left this Church, in a way not satisfactory 
to me. In a littie time, with due attention, this beautiful rural 
Church would gather in an oyerflowing congregation. 

In the eyening, in Christ Church, Newark, the Bey. Messrs. 
Goodwin and Joshua Smith read prayers, the Bey. James Hoyt Smith, 
Deaoons, reading the Lessons ; the Bector, the Bey. Mr. Lowell, cate- 
chised the children, and I examined them, preached, and confirmed 
six persons. The Bey. Mr. Chetwood was present. 

On Sunday, 4, (seyenteenth after Trinity,) I instituted the Bey. 
Junes Smith Bush, into the Bectorship of Grace Church, Orange. 
Homing prayer was read by the Bey. Mr. McUwaine, (of the Dio- 
cese of New York,) the Bey. Mr. Keith, (of the Mission to China,) 
mdrngthe Lessons. The Bector catechised the children, and I exam- 
ined them, preached, and confirmed ten persons. The Bector ad- 
ninistered the Holy Communion. This was a bright and happy day. 
In the afternoon, in St. Mark's Church, Orange, the Bey. Messrs. 
Boih and McBwaine read prayers, the Bey. Mr. Pecke reading the 
LenoDs. The Bector, the Bey. Mr. Williams, catechised the chil- 
^KHj and I examined them, preached, and confirmed nine persons. 
The Bey. Mr. Stocking was present. The mantle of Holmes sit» 
^ on his successor. 



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In the eveDiDg, in the House of Prayer, NeW^tk, tbe ReT. Mr. 
Bosh and the Rev. Dr. Rose read prayers, the Rev. Mr. Mcllwahie 
reading the Lessons; the Rector, the Rev. Mr. ShackeHbrd, cate- 
chised the children, and I examined them, preached, and oonirtned 
4en persons. The Rev. Messrs. Cady and James Hoyt Smith; Dea- 
*con, the Assistant Minister, were present. 

On Monday, 5, in the building, occupied as St. Mark's Chm^fa, 
Newark, the Rev. Messrs. Shackelford and Bush read morning praj-^ 
•era, the Rev. Dr. Rose catechised the children, and I examined them, 
baptised an infant, preached, confirmed one person, and administered 
the Holy Communion. The Rev. Mr. Goodwin was present. The 
gathering, at the house of the worthy Treasurer of the Diocese, who 
is deeply interested in this Church; and the generous supply of fruits 
and flowers, from his exquisite garden and conservatories, will not 
soon be forgotten. 

In the evening, in Trinity Church, Newark, the Rev. Messrs. 
Finch and Groodwin read prayers, the Rector elect, the Rev. Dr. 
Neville, catechised the children, and I examined them and preached. 
The Rev. Dr. Rose, and the Rev. Messrs. Cady, Joshua Smith, and 
James Hoyt Smith, were present. 

On Tuesday, 6, in Grace Church, Madison, the Rev. Messrs. 
Shackelford and Merritt read morning prayers, the Rev. Thomas 
Cook, (of the Diocese of New York,) and Sleight, reading the Les- 
sons. The Rector elect, the Rev. Samuel Randall, catechised the 
children, and I examined them, preached, and administered the Ho- 
ly Communion. 

In the afternoon, in Calvary Church, Summit, the Rev. Messrs. 
Shackelford and Randall read prayers, the Rev. Messrs. Cook and 
Sleight reading the Lessons, and I preached. The Rev. Mr. Ooe, 
was present. 

In the evening, in St. Stephen's Church, Miliville, in Millbum, the 
Rev. Dr. Hobart, (of the Diocese of New York,) read prayers, the 
Rev. Messrs. Shackelford and Cook reading the Lessons, and I bap-* 
tised the Rector's infant child. The Rector, the Rev. Mr. Reid, ad- 
ministered adult and infant baptism, and received into the Church, 
an infant child, baptised by him, in private. He also catechised the 
children, and I examined them, preached, and confirmed four per-* 
sons. The Rev. Mr. Sleight, was present. All things are prosper- 
ous, in this young and vigorous parish. The good seed was well 
planted, and is faithfully watered. It was a joy to me to have this 



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service shared in^ bj one who beai;;3 the name of Ilobart : one of my 
heart's household wnrds^ for life. 

On Wednesday, 7, in St. Mark's Church, Baskingridge, the Rev. 
Mr. Meiritt read morning prayers, and I preached and administered 
the Holy Communion ; the Rev. Mr. Randall reading the Epistle. 
The Rev. Mr. Coe was present. 

In the afternoon, in the Church of the Redeemer, Morristown, the 
Minister, the Rev. Mr. Tyng, read prayers, the Rev. Mr. Merritt 
reading the Lessons, and I preached and confirmed three persons. 

In the evening, in St. Peter's Church, Morristown, the Rev. 
Messrs. Tyng and Shackelford read prayers, the Rev. F. D. Canfield, 
Deacon, reading the Lessons. The Rector, the Rev. Mr. Merritt, 
catechised the children, and I examined them and preached. 

On Thursday, 8, in the temporary Chapel of St. John's Church, 
Dover, the Rev. 3Iessrs. Shackelford and C. F. Hoffman read mom- 
iog prayers, and I baptized an infant, examined the children, after 
they had been catechised by the Minister, the Rev. H. C. H. Dud- 
ley, Deacon, preached, confirmed one person, and administered the 
Holy Communion. 

In the afternoon, in the Methodist House, at Rockaway, the Rev. 
Messrs Shackelford and Hoffman read prayers, the Rev. Mr. Dudley 
reading the Lessons, and I baptized an adult, confirmed one person, 
(the Missionary, the Rev. Mr. Canficld, reading the Preface,) and 
preached. 

In the evening, in the temporary Chapel, at Boonton, the Rev. 
Mr. Shackelford read prayer*?, the ^lissionary, the Rev. Mr. Can- 
field, reading the Lessons. The Rev. Mr. Hoffman baptized an 

adult; and I preached, and confirmed five persons. This young 

MisBionary bears the mark of Burlington College, on his'work. 
On Friday, 9, in the afternoon, in St Luke's Church, Hope, tho 

Bay. Mr. Shackelford read prayers, and administered adult baptism. 

The Missionary, the Rev. E. B. Chase, catechised the children; and 

I examined them, preached, and confirmed five persons. 
In the evening, in St. James' Church, Knowlton, the Rev. Messrs. 

Pettit and Shackelford read prayers. The Missionary, the Rev. 

Mr. Chase, catechised the children; and I examined them, preached, 

and confirmed five pcrsocs. 

On Saturday, 10, in Zion Church, Belvidere, the Rev. Messrs. 

Pettit and Shackelford read morning prayers ; and I preached, con- 
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firmed one person, and administered the Holy Communion, assisted 
by the Missionary, the Eev. Mr. Chase. Here is another Burling, 
ton College man : and these three long dormant parishes are waking 
to new life. 

On Sunday 11, (eighteenth after Trinity,) I instituted the Rot. 
Nathaniel Pcttit, into the Rectorship of Christ Church, Newton. 
The Rev. Mr. Dunn read morning prayers ; and I preached, and 
confirmed seven persons. The Holy Communion was administered, 
by the Rector. This was an affecting service. The veteran Mis- 
sionary of the Diocese, after a faithful service of nearly forty years^, 
resigns his sacred trust to one who is only not his son ; and retires, to 
other labors of less responsibility. I deeply felt the occasion. In 
Mr. Pettit's hands, the good work of his vcnerabh father-in-law 
will not fall off. 

In the afternoon, in St. Thomas' Church, Vernon, the Rector electa 
the Rev. Mr. Carter and the Rev. Mr. rettit,.read prayers; and I 
ppreached, and confirmed five persons. 

On Monday, 12 October, in St. James' Church, Piscatawa, the 
Bev. R. B. Croes, (of the Diocese of New York,) read evening 
prayers, the Rev. Frederick Ogilby, (of the Diocese of New York,) 
administered infant baptism, and I p^-cached. The Rev. Dr. 
Stubbs and the Rev. E. A. Hoffman were present. 

In the evening, in Christ Church, New Brunswick, the Rev. 
Messrs. Hoffman and Ogilby read prayers, the Rector, the Rev. Dr. 
Stubbs, catechised the children ; and I cKamiDcd them, preached, 
and confirmed thirteen persons. The Rev. Mr. Croes was present. 

On Tuesday, in Christ Chapel, Elizabeth, the Rev. Dr. Stubbs^ 
and the Rev. Mr. Dunn read morning prayers, the Rector, the Rev. 
Mr. Hoffman, administered adult baptism, and catechised the chil- 
dren ; and I examined them, preached, admitted Mr. William R. 
Earle, to the Holy Order of Deacons, confirmed twenty-nine persons, 
and administered the Holy Communion ; the Rev. Mr. Chetwood 
reading the Epistle, and the Rev. Mr. Shackelford ministering the 
cap. The Rev. C. H. Canficld was present. The Rev. Mr. Earle 
assists- the Rector of Christ Church. This free Church has done 
wonders. The offerings of the year, have been $9,530.85 : paying 
off a floating debt of $6,676.59. Its growth, in spiritual things, 
has been quite as satisfactory. It is a well worked parish; and God 
has promised His blessing, to the Church's \iay. 

In the afternoon, in Grace Church, Elizabcthport, the Rev. Messrs. 



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iioffman and Canfield read prayers^ and I preached, and coDfirmed 
ooe person ; the Minister, the Rev. Mr. Dunn, reading the Prefaoe. 

In the evening, in St. John's Chorch, Elizabeth, the Roy. Messrs. 
Hoffman and Chetwood read prayers, and I preached, and confirmed 
three persons; the Hector,' the Rev. Mr. Clarke, reading the Pre&ce. 
The Rev. Messrs. Dunn and Earle were present. 

On Thursday, 15, in St. Peter's Church, Perth Amboy, the Rev. 
Me»ra. Pratt and Little read morning prayers, the Rector, the Rev. 
Pr. Jones, catechised the children; and I examined them, preachedj 
confirmed three persons, and administered the Holy CommanioOi as- 
•isied by the Rev. Dr. Stubbs. 

On Friday, 16, in Christ Church, Belleville, the Rector elect, the 
Bov. Mr. Sherman, read evening prayers, and I preached, and eon- 
firmed seven persons. 

In the evening, in St. Philip's Church, Newark, the Rector eleot| 
the Rev. Joshua Smith and the Rev. Mr. Goodwin read prayers^ 
and I preached. The Rev. Messrs. Pecke and James Hoyt Smith, 
Deacon, were present. 

On Saturday, 17 October, in Grace Church, Van Yorst, Jersey 
City, the Rev. Messrs. Bruce and Goodwin read morning prayer^ 
the Rev. Dr. Camp reading the Lessons, and I preached, confirmed 
eight persons, the Rev. Mr. Harriman reading the Preface, and 
administered tho Holy Communion, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Mahan. 
The Rev. Messrs. Pratt and C. H. Canfield wero present. The 
Rectorship was vacant. The Rev. Mr. Harriman, temporarily in 
charge, had done good service, as the number of persons confirmed 
ihows. The Rev. Mr. Arey has since been elected Rector. 

In the afternoon, in Trinity Chapel, Jersey City, the Rev. Dr. 
CSamp and Mr. Goodwin read prayers, the Rector elect, the Rev. 
Mr. Canfield, catechised tho children; and I examined them, preached 
and confirmed three persons. 

In the evening, in St. Matthew's Church, Jersey City, the Rev. 
Dr. Mahan and Mr. Lamson, (of the Diocese of Now York,) read 
prayers, the Rev. Dr. Camp and Mr. Canfield reading tho Lessons ; 
and I.preached, and confirmed four persons : the Rector, the Rev. 

Mr.Bowden, reading the Prefaoe. 
On Sunday, 10, (eighteenth after Trinity, and St. Luke's Day,) 

itt 8t. Paul's Church, Patcrson, tho Rector, the Rev. Mr. Kelly, rwd 

morning prayers; and I preached, confirmed six persons, and admin- 

utered the Holy Communion. In the afternoon, tho Rector read 



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prayers, and catecbised the cbildrcD, and I examined them. lo 
the evoDiog, the Hector read prayers, and I preached. 

On Friday, 23, in St. Peter's Church, Spotswood, the Rector, the 
Rev. Mr. Phillips, road morning prayers, and catechised the children; 
and I examined them, preached, and administered the Holy Com- 
munion. 

In the afternoon, in the Chapel of St. Stephen's Church, Perth 
Amboy, the Rev. Mr. Phillips read prayers, the Minister, the Rev. 
Mr. Little, catechised the children; and I examined them, preached, 
and confirmed two persons. 

On Saturday, 24, in St. Matthew's Church, Newark, the Missiona- 
ry, the Rev.Dr.RosC', read evening prayers, and catechised the children; 
and I confirmed one person. The Rev. Joshua Smith and Mr. 
Cady were present. The service was in German. 

On Sunday, 25, (nineteenth after Trinity,) in the Church of the 
Holy Trinity, Hudson, the Rector, the Rev. Dr. Camp, read moniiDg 
prayers, and catechised the children; and I examined them, preached, 
confirmed nine persons, and administered the Holy Communion. 

On Tuesday, 27, in St. Andrew's Church, Amwell, in Lambert- 
ville, the Rector, the Rev. Mr. Brown, read prayers; and I preached| 
and confirmed one person. 

On Sunday, 1 November, (twentieth after Trinity, and All SiuDts*,) 
in St. Paul's Church, Hoboken, the Rev. Mr. Ward, (of the Diooeae 
of New York,) read morning prayers, the Rector, the Rev. Mr. 
Bruce, catechised the children; and I examined them, preached, 
confirmed seventeen, (making, with one in private, eighteen,) per- 
sons, and administered the Holy Communion. 

In the afternoon, in Trinity Church, Qobokon, the Rev. Mesars. 
Ward and Bruce read prayers, the Rector elect, the Rev. Mr. Harria, 
catechised the children; and I examined them, and preached. 
. On Sunday, 20 December, (fourth in Advent, Eve of St. Thomas', 
and Ember Day,) at the Stated Ordination in St. Mary's Church, 
Burlington, the Rev. Edwin B. Chase, Deacon, Missionary in Warren 
County, officiating in Zion Church, Bclvidere; St. James', Knowl- 
ton ; and St. Luke's, Hope ; was admitted to the Priesthood. Mom* 
ing Prayer was read by the Rev. Rector Chetwood, and the Rev. 
Professor Hyde; the Rev. Robert G. Chase, Deacon, reading the 
Lessons. I preached the Sermon. The Candidate was presented 
by the Rev. Professor Doane; and I celebrated the Holy CommunioD. 



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The Rev. Mr. Forgus, was present. On this occasion, every one 
eoDoected with the service was a member or gradaate of Burlington 
CoHegc. Mr. Chase returned to his work, refreshed and re-invigora- 
ted, for bis wide and noble field. 

On Wednesday, 13 January, in the School House, occupied by 
the congregation of St. Luke's Church, Phillipsburgh, the Rev. E. 
B. Chase read morning prayers, the Missionary, the Rev. Mr. Ja- 
ipes, eatecbised the children ; and I examined them, preached, and 
eonfinned nine, (making, with four, on a former occasion, thirteen) 
persons. 

At the Stated Ordination, in St. Mary's Church, Burlington, on 
Ember Sunday, Second in Lent, 28 February, John Nicholas Stans- 
boiy, a theological alumnus of Burlington College, and John Mar- 
da Henderson were ordained Deacons. Morning Prayer was read by 
the Rev. Charles F. Hoffman, Curate of the Parish, and the Rev. 
Hobtrt Chetwood. Rector of Burlington College; the Rev. Mr. Bush^ 
tad the Rev. Professor Hyde reading the Lessons. Mr. Stansbury, 
was presented by the Rev. Professor Doane, and Mr. Henderson, by 
the Bev. Eugene Augustus Hoffftian. I preached, and administered 
the Holy Communion; assisted by the Rev. Mr. Fergus. The Rev. 
Mr. Stansbury is assisting the Rector of Grace Church, Newark. 
The Rev. Mr. Henderson officiates at Woodbridge. 

On Sunday, 7 March, (third in Lent,) I began the Southern Visi- 
totioD, in St. Mary's Church, Burlington. Morning Prayer was 
wdbythe Rev. Charles F. Hoffman, Curate, and the Rev. Hobart 
Clietwood, Rector of Burlington College ; the Rev. Professor Hyde 
^ng the Lessons. I preached and confirmed forty-five, (including 
four in private,) and administered the Holy Communion, assisted by 
the Rev. Mr. Fergus. This was the second Confirmation, in this 
pttiih, within the year. 

On Saturday, 27 March, in St. Paul's Church, Camden, the Rev. 
MesBTB. E. K. Smith and Mitchcson read morning prayers, the Rev. 
Mr. Forgus reading the Lessons, the Rector, the Rev. Dr. Garrison, 
catechised the children, and I examined them, preached, confirmed 
^een persons, and administered the Holy Communion. The Rev. 
Mr. Stratton was present. 

On Sunday, 28, (next before Easter,) in St. John's Church, Cam- 
^n, the Rev. Messrs E. K. Smith, the Rector, and Forgus read 
noming prayers, the Rector catechised the children, and I examined 



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tUern^ preached; confirmed niDeteen persons^ and administered the 
Holy CommuDion. 

Id the afternooD, in Grace Church, Haddonfield, the ReT.'Mr* 
Forgus read prayers, the Kev. Mr. Hallowell, the Missionary, cate* 
chised the children^ and I examined them, preached; and confirmed 
four persons. 

In the evening, in the Church of the Ascension, Gloucester^ tho 
Key. Messrs. Norris and Forgus read prayers, the Minister, the Rer. 
Mr. Mitcheson, catechised the children, and I examined them, 
preached, and confirmed two persons. 

On Monday, 29 March, (before Easter,) in Christ Church, Wood- 
bury, the Missionary, the Key. Mr. Norris, and the JB^ey. Mr. For- 
gus read morning prayers, the Missionary catechised the children, 
and I examined them, preached, confirmed six persons, and admin- 
istered the Holy Communion. The Bev. Mr. Beatty was present. 

On Wednesday 31, (before Easter,) in St. Peter's Church, Berke- 
ley, at Clarksborough, the Bev. Messrs. Norris and Tullidge read 
morning prayers, the Bev. Mr. Beatty, the Bector elect, oatechiaed 
the children; and I examined them, preached, and confirmed teo 
persons. 

In the evening, in Trinity Church, Swedesborough; the Bev. 
Messrs. Norris and Beatty read prayers, the Bector elect, the Ber. 
Mr. Tullidge, catechised the children, and I examined them, preached 
and confirmed five persons. 

On Saturday, 3 Apnl, (Easter Eve,) in St. Barnabas' Free Mis- 
sion Chapel, Burlington, the Missionary Priest, the Bev. Professor 
Doane, and the Bev. Messrs. C. F. Hoffman and Forgus, read evening 
prayer, and I preached, and confirmed forty-one, (making, with one, 
in private, forty-two.) This is a wonderful result, in so short a time, 
from materials so scanty. The demonstration is now perfect, that, 
with a proper Church edifice, a large and important congr^ation 
can be collected; here. No where, is the Church work better done ; 
or with surer tokens, in souls converted to God, through faith in His 
dear Son. 

On Sundaj; 4, (Easter Day,) in St. Mary's Church, Burlington, 
the Bev. Mr. Hoffman and the Bev. Professor Hyde read morning 
prayers, the Bev. Mr. Forgus reading the Lessons, and I preached, 
and confirmed eight, (including one, in private,) making, in this 
parish, eighty-eight; and in the city of Burlington, one hundred and 
thirty, during the year. I also administered the Holy Communion. 



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h the afternooDy in the temporary Chapel of Grace Church, Pem- 
tertoD, the MissioDarj, the Rev. R. G. Chase, and the Rev. Mr. * 
ForgoB read prayers, the Missionary catechised the children ; and I 
extnuaed them, preached, and confirmed three persons. The Rev. 
Mr. Chase has been elected Rector of St. Peter's Church, Freehold. 
The Bev. Mr. Forgos has my appointment, as Olden Missionary, to 
leiide it Pemberton ; and has entered on his duties, with great ac- 
oeptuee. 

In the evening, in St. Andrew's Church, Mount Holly, the Rev. 
Mean. Chase and Fergus read prayers, the Rector, the Rev. Mr. 
Honboue, catechised the children ; and I examined them, preached 
and eeafinned twelve persons. Mr. Morehouse is one of the best 
oateehisers, that I ever heard. He is now the Senior Presbyter of 
the Diocese. 

On Tuesday, 6 April, (in Easter Week) in Trinity Church, Moores- 
towB^ the Rev. Professor Hyde read morning prayers, the Rector,' 
& fie?. Mr. Weld, catechised the children; and I examined them, 
pnehed, confirmed fifteen persons^ and administered the Holy 
Communion. 

On Wednesday, 7, (in Easter Week,) in Trinity Church, Fair- 
▼WW) the Rev., Professor Hyde read evening prayers, and I preached 
tnd confirmed one person; the Rev. C. F. Hofifman, the Missionary, 
Widing the Preface. 

h the evening, at Riverton, the Rev. Professor Hyde and the 
BcT. Mr. Hoffman read prayers,, and I preached. 

On Thursday, 8, (in Easter Week,) in St. Stephen's Chuich, 
Willingborough, in Beverly, the Rev. Professor Hyde and the Rev. 
Mr. Hoffman read evening prayer, the Rector, the Rev. Mr. Brown, 
catechised the children, and I examined them, preached and con- 
finned eleven persons. This Church has been much improved, 
vithin the year. 

On Saturday, 10, (in Easter Week,) in St. George's Church, 
Penn's Neck, the Rev. Mr. Billopp read evening prayer, and I 
preached. 

In the evening, in St. John's Church, Salem, the Rector elect, 
the Rev. Mr. Billopp, read prayers and catechised the children, and 
lexarained them, preached, and confirmed seven persons. On Sun- 
day, 11, (after Easter,) I read morning prayer, instituted the Rev. 
Mr. Billopp into the Rectorship, and preached. The Holy Com^ 
muoioii- was administered by the Rector. 



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ilmnt, fircftcliCiJi coofirtued oioeteeo persons^ and admtQiitered tbt 
Holy (jomiuunion. 

In tlio ftfUrnoon, in Grace Church, Haddonfield, the Rer.'Mr. 
F(;r^u« n;ad praycn, the llcv. Mr. Hallowell, the Missionary, cata- 
chiliad the ohildreOy aud I cxamiDcd them, preached, and oonfimied 
four parmiUM. 

Ill the cvooing, in the Church of the Ascension, Gloucester, th* 
lluv. Messrs. Norris and Forgusread prayen, the Minister, the Be?. 
Mr. Mitohuson, oatoohised the children, and I examined thenii 
preached , and oonfirniod two persons. 

On Monday, 2U March, (before Easter,) in Christ Chnrch, Wood- 
liury, the Missionary, the Kev. Mr. Norris, and the Bev. Mr. Fer» 
i;us road morning prayers, the Missionary catechised the ohildreoi 
aud I oxaminod thorn, preached, confirmed six persons, and admio*' 
istorod the Holy Communion. The Rev. Mr. Bcatty was present 

On Wodnosdiiy 81, (before Easter,) in St. Peter's Church, Berke- 
ley! at Clarksboi*ough, the Uov. Messrs. Norris and Tullidge read 
luoruing prayers, Uto Uov. Mr. Beatty, the Bcctor elect, oateehiaed 
the ohildroni and I examined them, preached, and confirmed tea 
pemons. 

In the evening, in Trinity Church, Swcdesborough, the Ber. 
Mesam. Norris and 1 Watty read prayers, the Bector elect, the Ber. 
Mr l\ilUdge« catechised the children, and I examined them, preached 
and oi>ttfinn«Hl tlvf> persona. 

On 8alur\iay, U Apnl« ^Kaster F.TO«^ in St. Barnabas' Free Mis- 
aiott rha|H>l« HurUng(\^« the Missionary IMeet. the Ber. ProfeaBor 
IVviii^s and iho Kov. Measnu 0« F« Hoffman and Forgna, read erening 
)\ni^y^» and I |\itMichod« and ci^finued (ottj-one, (^making, with one, 
iu |MrtYat\ 6>r<t4«».^ ThU i» a w>Mhicrfal itsoli, in so short a time, 
t>\mi VMaliMu\» »k^ 9cantY. Tbo d^monsuauon is mom peifeet, that, 
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In the afUrnooD, in the temporary Chapel of Grace Cburch, Pern- 
bertoo, the Missionary, the Rev. R. O. Chase, and the Rev. Mr 
Forgos read prayers, the Missionary catechised the children ; and I 
examined them, preached, and confirmed three persons. The Rev. 
Mr. Chase has heen elected Rector of St. Peter's Church, Freehold. 
The Rev. Mr. Fergus has my appointment, as Olden Missionary, to 
reside at Pemberton ; and has entered on his dttties, with great ac- 
ceptance. 

In the evening, in St. Andrew's Church, Mount Holly, the Rev. 
Messrs. Chase and Forgus read prayers, the Rector, the Rev. Mr. 
Morehouse^ catechised the children ; and I examined them, preached 
and confirmed twelve persons. Mr. Morehouse is one of the best 
oatechisers, that I ever heard. He is now the Senior Presbyter of 
the Diocese. 

On Tuesday, 6 April, (in Easter Week) in Trinity Church, Moores- 
town, the Rev. Professor Hyde read morning prayers, the Rcctor,^ 
llie Rev. Mr. Weld, catechised the children; and I examined them,^ 
preached, confirmed fifteen persons, and administered the Holy 
Communion. 

On Wednesday, 7, (in Easter Week,) in Trinity Church, Fair- 
wiew, the Rev. Professor Hyde read evening prayers, and I preached 
and confirmed one person; the Rev. C. F. Hoffman, the Missionary, 
Trading the Preface. 

In the evening, at Riverton, the Rev. Professor Hyde and the 
Hev. Mr. Hoffman read prayers,, and I preached. 

On Thursday, 8, (in Easter Week,) in St. Stephen's Chuich, 
A\' Ulingborough, in Beverly, the Rev. Professor Hyde and the Rev. 
Mr. Hoffman read evening prayer, the Rector, the Rev. Mr. Brown, 
catechised the children, and I examined them, preached and con- 
firmed eleven persons. This Church has been much improved, 

irithin the year. 

On Saturday, 10, (in Easter Week,) in St. George's Church, 

Peon's Neck, the Rev. Mr. Billopp read evening prayer, and I 

intaehed. 
Ittthe evening, in St. John's Church, Salem, the Rector elect, 

the Rev. Mr. Billopp, read prayers and catechised the children, and 

leumined them, preached, and confirmed seven persons. On Sun- 
day, 11, (after Easter,) I read morning prayer, instituted the Rev. 

Mr. Billopp into the Rectorship, and preached. The Holy Com- 

2D union was administered by the Rector. 



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Id the afternoon, in the Court House, at Brid<;etoo, the ttey. Mr. 
&illopp read prajers, and I prcaohed. I afterwards baptised a ohild 
in private. I think the time has now come for the erection of the 
Church, in Bridgcton. There have been important additions to the 
little company of Churchmen ; and the prospect is very promising. 

On Saturday, 17, in St. Peter's Church, Freehold, I assisted at a 
funeral; and, after morning prayer by the Key. Robert G. Chasey 
Deacon, Rector elect, confirmed one person, preached, and admioul- 
tered the Holy Communion. Mr. Chase has begun well, in his new 
field. He hails from Burlington College. 

In the evening, in St. James' Church, Long Branch, the Rev. Mr. 
Finch read prayers, and I preached and confirmed eight persoofli 
(some of whom were of Christ Church, Shrewsbury,) the ministeri 
the Rev. Mr. Moore, reading the Preface. 

On Sunday morning, 18, (second after Easter) in Christ Churchy 
Shrewsbury, the Rev. Mr. Moore read prayers, and I baptised the 
Rector's infant child, preached, confirmed five persons, and admi- 
nistered the Holy Communion, assisted by the Rector, the Rev. Mr^ 
Finch. 

In the afternoon, in Christ Church, Middlctown, the Rev. Messrs, 
Finch and Moore read prayers^ and I preached, and confirmed one 
person. 

In the evening, in Trinity Chapel, Red Bank, the Rev. Mr. Moore 
read prayers, and I preached. The Rector, the Rev. Mr. Finoh| 
was present. 

On Monday evening, 19, in St. Matthew's Church, Newark, the 
Rev. Dr. Ros6, the Missionary, read prayers and preached, and I 
confirmed ten persons; making, with one before, eleven. The vbole 
service was in the German language. There were present the Rev. 
Professor Doane, the Rov. Messrs. Goodwin, Cady, Joshua Smith, 
Peckc, and James Hoyt Smith, Deacon, and Stewart, (of the diooeae 
of Massachusetts.) 

On Tuesday, 20, I instituted the Rev. Edmund Neville, D.D., 
into the Rectorship of Trinity Church, Newark. Morning prayer 
was read by the Rev. Mr. Webbe, (of the diocese of Vermont,) and 
the Rev. Professor Doane. I preached, and confirmed twenty-seyen 
persons. The Holy Communion was administered by the Rector. 
There were also present, the Rev. Dr. Rose and the Rev. Messrs. 
Goodwin, Cady, Joshua Smith, Shackelford, Marvin, (of the Dio- 
cese of Connecticut,) and Richey (of the Diocese of Maryland.) 



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On Friday 23, in Christ Churcb, AIIentowD; the Key. Mr. Foggo 
read prayers, and I preached. The Rev. Mr. Maxwell, was present 
The Rev. Mr. Maxwell has ceased from his miDistrations here; and 
is Assistant Minister of St. Michael's Church, Trenton. 

In the evening, in Christ Church, Bordentown, the Rev. Mr. 

Maxwell read prayers, the Rector, the Rev. Mr« Foggo, catechised the 

children; and I examined them, preached, and confirmed three persons. 

On Sunday, 25, (third after Easter, and St. Mark's Day,) in St^ 

Thomas' Church, Glassborough, the Minister, the Rev. Mr. Norris, 

read morning prayers, and catechised the children ; and I examined 

them, preached, confirmed one person, and administered the Holy 

Commanion. 

In the afternoon, in St. Stephen's Church, Mullica Hill, the Rot. * 
Me8sn. Norris and Tullidge read prayers ; and I preached, and con- 
firmed one person. This Church has been supplied for several 
moDtli8,by Mr. Wells, Head Master of the English Department of 
Burlington College, acting as Lay Reader. His services have been 
bigUy acceptable. 

On Monday, 26, in St. John's Church, Chew's Landing, the Rev* 
Mr. Norris read morning prayers, and I preached. 

On Wednesday, 28, in the evening, in St. Michael's Churchy 
Trenton, the Rev. Messrs. Bradin, (of the Diocese of New York,) 
ud Bush read prayers, and I preached, and confirmed thirteen per- 
iOM; the Rector, the Rev. Mr. Clements, reading the Preface. 
There were present, the Rev. Mr. Maxwell, the Assistant Minister, 
Ae Rev. Professor Hyde, and the Rev. C F. Hoffman. 

On Thursday, 29, in Trinity Church, Princeton, the Rev. Messrs. 
Bradin and Bush read morning prayers, the Rector, the Rev. Mr* 
Hanson, catechised the children ; and I examined them, preached, 
eonfirmed eleven persons, and administered the Holy Communion « 
The Rev. Professor Hyde and the Rev. Mr. Hills were present* 

On Thursday, 6 May, I instituted the Rev. Archibald Beatty into 
the Rectorship of St. Peter's Church, Berkeley, In Clarksborough. 
Tbe Rev. Mr. Norris read morning prayer, and I preached. The 
Beetor administered the Holy Communion. The Rev. Mr. Tullidge 
w present. 

In Christ Church, Woodbury, the Missionary, the Rev. Mr. Norris, 
ittd evening prayer, and I confirmed four, making, with sixj last 
Booth, ten, since the Convention. 

On Friday, 7, 1 instituted the Rev. Henry Tullidge, into the Rec- 
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Mihip of Triaitj Church, Swedesborough. The Rev. Mr. Norrif ^ 
read morDing prayers, and I preached, and confirmed three; makings 
with fpor, laat month, seven, since the Convention. The Holy Com* 
muoion was administered by the Rector. The Rev. Mr. Beattywaa* 
p/csent. 

On Tuesday, 18, 1 instituted the Rev. Horace Hills into tho Reo^ 
tOrship of St. Paul's Church, Railway. The Rev. Eugene Augustus 
Hoffman read morning prayers, and I preached. 

In the evening, in the House of Prayer, Newark, the Rev. Messrs.^ 
Shackelford, the Rector, and James Hoyt Smith, assistant Minister, 
read evening prayers, and I confirmed five, making with ten before^ 
fifteen since the Convention. 

, On Wednesday, 19, I instituted the Rev. Clarkson Dunn, into 
the Rectorship of Grace Church, Elizabethport. Morning prayer 
was read by the Rev. Messrs Kelly and Arey, the Rector elect ad- 
ministered adult baptism, and I preached, and confirmed seven 3 mak- 
ing, with one, before, eight, since tho Convention. The Rector ad^ 
ministered the Holy Communion, assisted by the Rev. Eugene As* 
gustus Hoffman. There were also present, the Rev. Messrs. Finefa, 
Shackelford, Henderson and Mervin. This was, to me, as to many- 
others, a day of great enjoyment. Mr. Dunn was my classmate,, al 
College: and we have been constant friends. He entcn on hifr- 
iiew duty, after his forty years of labour, in Sussex County, with tho 
vigor and activity of youth. May God give him many years of use- 
fulness and happiness ! 

On Tuesday, 25, in St. PauVs Church, Newark, the Rev. Mesen; 
l^ecke,the assistant Minister, Joshua Smith, and Earlo read mormng 
prayers, the Rev. Mr. Cady preached ; and I confirmed twenty-one,- 
making, with ten at the stated Confirmation, thirty-one, since the 
Convention; the Rector, the Rev. Mr. Goodwin, reading the Epis- 
tle. On a very rainy night, a large congregation was assembled. 
The accommodation for worshippers, in this temporary Chapel, has 
been considerably increased, by the removal of the organ. But, there- 
is not room enough. People go away every Sunday, that should get in.- 
A new Church must be built. There never was a better opening. 

I have ordained three Deacons and two Priests. Four Deaeons 
and a Priest are to be ordained, if it please God, within the next ten 
days. I have consecrated two Churches. On seventy-one occasioot, 
I have confirmed five hundred and seventy-two persons : a number 
much larger than in any former year. I have good cause to believe' 



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tliti the standard of preparatioo, for this Sacred Ordinaooei rise% 
(om year to year. 

Tbe Dumber of the Clergy is eighty-eight; and^ after ibe Trinity 
ordinatioDS, will be ninety-two. There are now eleven, and will 
then be fifteen Deacons. Since the last Convention, three have been 
^dcd, by Ordination : the Kev. William Robert Earle, the Rev. 
Jobs Martin Henderson, and the Rev. J. Nicholas Stansbury; and 
ten, by transfer : the Rev. Philander K. Cady, Edward M. Pecke, 
€barlc8 Arcy, James Hoyt Smith, and James Thompson, from tbe 
Diocese of New York ; the Rev. Thomas F. Billopp, from the Dio- 
«se of Delaware ; the Rev. Henry Tullidgc, from the Diocese of 
Peonsylvania ; the Rev. Edmund Neville, D. D.; and the Rev. C. H. 
Osnfieldjfrom the Diocese of Massachusetts; and the Rev. Horace H. 
Billsjfrom the Diocese of Connecticut. Five bave been transferred 
toother Dioceses : the Rev. D. H. Macurdy, to tho Diocese of West- 
«n New York ; the Rev. H. A. Pierce, to tho Diocese of Alabama ; 
tbe Rev. J.Tredwell Walden, to tbe Diocese of Connecticut ; tho Rev. 
Joicph H. Smith, to the Diocese of Virginia ; and tho Rev. Walter 
A. Hitchell, to the Diocese of Maryland. The Rev. Clarkson Dunn, 
« Hector of Grace Churcb, Elizabeth port ; tho Rev. J. D. Moore 
<&iite8 in St. James' Church, Long Branch ; the Rev. Natbaniel 
fattit is Rector of Christ Churcb, Newton ; tbe Rev. Elvin K. 
Sfflitb is Rector of St. John's Church, Camden ; tbe Rev. J. L. 
Muwell is assistant to the Rector of St. Michael's Church, Trenton ; 
tbeBev. James S. Busb is Rector of Grace Churtih, Orange; tbe 
Key. Archibald Beatty is Rector of St. Peter's Churcb, Berkeley^ 
is Clarksborougb ; the Rev. H. C. H. Dudley, Deacon, officiates in 
8i John's Church, Dover; tho Rev. Robert G. Chase, Deacon, is 
Sector elect of St. Peter's Churcb, Freehold ; the Rev. Wellington 
Forgos, Deacon, is Olden Missionary in the Pines, officiating in Grace 
Cbareb, Pemberton, and other places ; the Rev. Philander K. Cady 
ii Sector of Grace Church, Newark; the Rev. Edward M. Pecke is 
imtant to the Rector of St. Paul's Church, Newark, and Missionary 
to St Mark's Church, Newark ; the Rev. Thomas F. Billopp is Rec- 
tor of St. John's Church, Salem ; the Rev. Henry Tnllidge is Rector 
of IVittity Church, Swedesborough ; the Rev. Edmund Neville, D.D,| 
ii Beetor of Trinity Church, Newark; the Rev. Horace H. Hills is 
Baetor of St. Paul's Church, Rahway ; tbe Rev. Charles Arey if 
Beelor elect of Grace Churcb, Van Vorst, in Jersey City ; the Rer. 
€. H. Canfield, Deacon, is Minister of Trinity Church; Jersey City; 



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the Bey. James Hojt Smith, DeaooD; is Assistant to the tlcctoi of 
the House of Prayer, Newark ; the Rev. James Thompson, Deacon, 
18 Rector elect of St. John's Church, Somerville ; the Rev. William 
Bohert Earle, Deacon, assists the Rector of Christ Church, Eliza- 
beth; the Rev. John Martin Henderson, Deacon, officiates iu Trinity 
Church, Woodbridge ; and the Rev. John Nicholas Stansbuiyi 
Deacon, is assistant to the Rector of Grace Church, Newark. 

Candidates for Holy Orders, arc Thomas J. Taylor, H. H. Loriug, 
J. M. Still, Edward Shippen Watson, George S. Lewis, Hugh M, 
Clarke, Thomas Lyle, Horatio Thomas Wells, Joseph Saunders, P. 
Voorhees Finch, Robert Poole, and Charles Douglass. In all twelve. 
B. C. E. Costill has had leave to withdraw his name. Mcssn. 
liorlng and Finch are at the General Theological Seminary. Messrs. 
Watson, Lewis, Saunders, Wells, Poole and Douglass are pursuing 
their Theological studies at Burlington College. Candidates for 
Holy Orders, who are not pursuing their Theological studies at the 
General Theological Seminary, or at Burlington College, are request- 
ed to make quarterly reports of their progress in their studies, iu the 
Ember weeks, to the Bishop's Chaplain. 

One of the venerable Churches of the Diocese, has beeik des- 
troyed by fire, since the last Convention. Trinity Church, Wood- 
bridge, was built in 1754. It was burned on Sunday, 7 March. It 
had been supplied by some of the most dibtinguishcd of our Clergy : 
Mr. Yaughan, Dr. Chandler, Dr. Cuming, Mr. Ogilby, Mr. Leaoock, 
and Mr. Chapman. St. James', Piscatawa, and Trinity, Wood* 
bridge, have generally been under the same Minister. It is remarka- 
ble, that St. James' was destroyed by a tornado ; and Trinity, by fire. 
A noble Churchman of New Jersey, Mr. Joseph Foulke, rebuilt St 
James. I cannot doubt that the Churchmen of New Jersey will re- 
build Trinity. 

By the revision of the Canon, at the last Convention, the Missiona- 
ry organization of the Diocese was systematized. The Standing 
Committee of the Diocese are now the Trustees of the Offerings of 
the Church; and under the direction of the Bishop and themselTeS| 
the coutribations of the Diocese are to be applied : reporting, to eaoh 
annual Gonventioni the purposes to which the funds, under their 
direction, are appropriated. It cannot be doubted that the Qergj 
and Luty of the Diocese will respond to the unquestionable olaim 
of duty, in supporting and extending the Church, within its borden. 

My beloved, it is the Ember Season. In all the world, the Churoh 



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if on her koees; ihat God would blen His Ministry to the showing 
forth of His glory, and the setting forward the salvation of all men. 
Shall not our prayers arise, with hers ? It is the solemn Whitsun- 
tide. The Comforter is oome. Shall we not rejoice in His holy 
eomfoH? In the second morning lesson for Whitsun Tuesday, are 
these words: 'Kejoice evormore; pray without ceasing; in eyery 
thing giye thanks.' Can we do better, than to adopt these words of 
lidy Paul. Surely, they fit our case. Ours, for whom so much is 
done. Ours, to whom so muoh is given. Ours, from whom so much is 
expected. '^ Lord, increase our faith V ^' Lord, teach us to pray !'* 

GSOBQS W. DOANE, 

Bishop of New Jersey. 
ITewark, 26 J/a^, 1858. 



and James S. CrystaU; in all thirteen. 



A 

A 



A PASTORAL LETTER, 

TO THE CLERGY AND LAITY OP THE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY ; 
ON THE OBSERVANCE OF THE ROGATION DAYS. 

Dearly beloved in Christ, 

Among the ''other days of Pasting/' which the Churob addl 
to the great Fasts, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, are '' THS 
THREE Rogation Days ; being the Monday, Tuesday and Wednei- 
day, before Holy Thursday, or the Ascension of our Lord." They 
are of very ancient observation, in the Church. Excellent Robert 
Nelson tells us, that they are called Rogation (asking) Days, 
''from the extraordinary prayers and SHpplicaiionSy which, with 
fasting, were, at this tiiue, offered to God, by devout Christians.'^ 
" In these fasts^ the Church had not only a regard, to prepare our 
minds to celebrate our Saviour's Ascension, after a devout mannei; 
but, by frequent prayers and humiliation, to appease God's wrath, 
and deprecate His displeasure ; so that Ho might avert the judge- 
mentS; which the sins of a nation deserved ; that he might bo pleas* 
ed to bless the fruits, with which the earth is, at this time, oovered ; 
snd not pour upon them those scourges of His wrath, pestilence and 
war, which ordinarily begin, in this season.'' 

How important, that observance was regarded, by the Church of 
England, is plainly shewn by the Sermon, for Rogation Week, ia 
the Second Book of Homilies. • 

As a preparation for the due observance of the Feast of the As- 
cension, the precedent is set, of Advent, preparatory to Christmai^ 
and Lent, preparatory to Easter. 

As it beseeches God's blessing on the fruits of the earth, now 
springing towards perfection, it is the fit counterpart of the appoint- 
ment, by the Church, of a Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving, for 
their ingathering. 

As a solemn deprecation of God's anger, in " the pestilence, that 
walketh in darkness,'' it well becomes the season, when the seeds of 
disease are most apt to ripen, into death. 

Considering these things, and mindful of my trust, for Christ, as 
pat in charge with a portion of the flock, which He has purchased, 
with His blood, I earnestly recommend the solemn observanoeof the 
Rogation Days; which occur, this year, on the 10, 11 and 12 of 
May. I eommend, to individuals, the praotiet of " sneh a measars 



yi flklMtmeDoey m is more eipeoiallj saited to extraordioary aota andf 

{^ffioot of deyotioD /' aod^ to the Clergy, I recommend the obserrance 

ofy m% least, one service, on each of the three days, Monday, Tuesday 

and IVednesday. What an oyerpowering demonstration of the truth 

and power of the Atonement, the Ascension of the human nature of 

Christ Jesus, into. heaven ! How suitable the supplication, whiob 

beseeches God to pour His blessing, on the fields, on the forestSj 

and on the seas; that the opening of His hand may '^ satisfy the 

desire of every living thing V* And how well adapted to arrest the 

terrors of disease and dissolution, the position of the Church, as she* 

stands, '' between the living and the dead ;" with tears, and fast^ 

iogSy and supplications ! 

Pondering these things carefully, not without prayer to God, for 
His direction and His blessing, I earnestly advise the observance, 
in all the parishes, of the three Eogation Days, as a Season of fast- 
ing and special prayer, for God's blessing on the earth, and on our 
homes : filling us with plenty; and shielding us from disease and 
death. In the beautiful language of the Homilies, '' God hath pro- 
mised to open the windows of heaven, upon the liberal righteous 
nan, tnd he shall want nothing. He will repress the devouring 
\ eiiwpillar, which should destroy your fruits. He will give you 
\ ^ce and quiet, to gather in your provision ; that ye may sit, every 
\ Bin under his own vine, quietly, without fear of foreign enemies to 
inTwle you. He will give you not only food, to feed on ; but good 
ippctitcs to take comfort of your fruits : whereby, in all things, ye 
Dty have sufficiency. Finally, He will bless you with all manner of 
tbundADce, in this transitory life ) and endue you with all manner of 
benediction in the next world, in the kingdom of heaven, through 
the merits of our Lord and Saviour ) to Whom, with the Father,- 
and the Holy Ghost, be all honor everlasting. Amen." 

I hereby authorise tlio use of the Litany, in the morning service,- 

on Monday and Tuesday, as well as Wednesday, of Rogation Week;. 

ind I also set forth the two following prayers, to bo used, on the 

Rogation Days, ^^ before the two final prayers of Morning and Ev-^ 

ling Sen'ice." 

1. — POR TEMPORAL BLESSINGS. 

6oD, he&renly Father, Who, by tbj Son Jesus Christ, h&i promised, to' 
^tbem that seek Thy kinjifdom, and the righteousness thereof, all thing! 
M,rj to their bodily sustenance ; Send as, we beseech Thee, such sea- 



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lonable weather as may preserre to ear use the kfadlj (Vaiti of ill* Mttt( 
flted, that, in due time, we maj enjoy them. We acknowledge, O Lord, tk«t 
it U from Thy gift that the rain doth fall, the earth ia fruitful, beasti imm 
vrease, and fishes do multiply ; and, though, for our tins, we hare Worthl]|j 
tleservcd scarcity and dearth, and have justly exposed ourseWes to bo pu- 
nished with great sickness and mortality, and to be delivered into tb(» hMidl 
bf our enemies ; yet, for the sake of Thy blessed Son, and upoii oar owA 
triie repentance, send us cheapness and plenty, healthfbl seasoiK, ttaH^i 
peace, and concord ; deliver us from lightning and tempest, from plagati 
pestilence, and famine, from battle and murder, and from sudden dtathi 
Increase the fruits of the earth, by Thy heavenly benediction ; and grftofti 
that we, receiving Thy bountiful liberality, may use the tame to Thy gUfff^ 
the relief of those that are needy, and to our own tomfort, through imtm 
Christ our Lord. Amen, 



n. — FOE AVERTING JUDGMENTS. 

Almighty God, who, in Thy wrath, didst send a plague, upon t&j ^irm 
t>eople, in the wilderness, for their obstinate rebellion against Moses aat 
Aaron ; and, also, in the time of King David, didst §lay, with the plAg^« dJP 
pestilence, threescore and ten thousand ; be merciful to Thy siaftil people^ 
who have so many ways provoked Thy wrath, that we are afiraid tJf Thj 
.judgments : remember not, Lord, oiit' sins, nor the sins of our forefatlkMs | 
but, according to the greatness of Thy mercies, think Thou upon ua iftr Ithj 
goodness' sake. Turn us, Lord, and so let Thy anger cease froiA Al. Bo 
favourable, Lord, be favourable to Iby people, who turn to Thee in #^Mp- 
ing, fasting, and praying. Thou sparest, when we deserve punishttent ; 
and, in Thy wrath, thinkest upon m^rcy. Spare Thy people, good Lord, 
spare them ; and let not Thy heritage be brought to confusion. Hear oi, O 
Lord, for Thy mercy is great, and after the multitude of Thy meicl'iit look 
"upon us, through the merits &ud mediation of Thy blessed S0tt> Joiiu 
Christ, our Lord. Amen. 

BeseecbSng Almighty God to teach as hoW to pray, who knoW not 
What to pray for, as wc ought ; and to give an answer to oar praj- 
crB, in the fullest measure of Ilis tf mporal and spiritual bleniogp, 
00 ourselves, our homes, our country, the Church and the Whole 
land : and specially beseeching a remembrance, beloved brethn^a, in 
your prayers, I am ever, most affectionately and faithfully, yovtf 
Bishop and servant, in Chnst, 

Riverside, 3 Mat/, 1858. GeOrge TV. DoANE. 



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Tlio Stated Mnvtinp of th* funding CommiUet! Uks fli 
WcdaMdnys, iti tUo wcditf |tfi<>!n<]iDg tbii Bmlier dayi] 4 
Trustece iif (l)o Off[]riU{;s miwt si Uiu earao line. 

A BciutiUiw) of thn C<iuveutiuB nyfiurat (he OiUnattlM jl 
Pioaunn (Iflvrinita to be outln, aB<] faJil In, t|U«rtoHlj', (4 7|l 
(pdlj Jialy DDil OetolieT. 

7WaHir«r o/'rW J>ioa»!, 
3i%n W- tlAYEs, .... Hemfk. 

Sfcir4iirjf a/ Ih' Outtivntion 
Ttiullcv WtUJAM UaiiewBLb iKiAWB, B D. 

Tba Ro? r K. Uady, • NomriL, 

IVraiKnrr y/On SxiHjfJvr At I^vmMiimo/Chritlum JPaud 

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IBTBITTT-SIXTn mm CONVENTION, 



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ST. MARY'S CHURCH, BURLINGTON, 



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No. 79 JOHX-STBEET. 

1859. 



THE NEW YORK 

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A8T0R, LENOX AND 

TILDEN FOUNDATiONB 

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CANON n. 

OF THE TESHMGNIALS TO BE GIVEN TO LAY DKPUTIER. 

Lay Deputies to the Convention shall present written oertifiofttM of 
their election, in the following, or some similar form : 

[Name of the Church, the place, and date, ^ 

This certifies that, at a meeting of the congregation of this Church, in 
the purpose of electing Church officers and Deputies to the ConTentioiir 
(or /or the purpose of electing Deputies to the Convention, if the meetiiig 
be for that purpose alone,) A. B., C. D., and E. F., were duly chosen to 
represent the congregation in that body, for the year ensuing. In testi- 
mony of which, I have hereunto set my hand, (or, if two of ^e Wardens 
subscribei ite have set our hands,) the day and year above written. 

Which certificate shall be signed by the Rector, the Secretary of the 
Vestry, or by two AVardens, a?:d be transmitted by the Secextast of 
TOE Vestry to the Secretary op the Convention at least tkh days 
BEFORE THE MEETING OF THE Annual CONVENTION ; and the abovc fom 
■hall be annually inserted in the printed Journal of the Convention. 



In order to secure this, the Secretary will forward a blank foniLm 
to every Parish, and earnestly asks tho prompt attention of thes 
Clergy. 

By the amendment to Section 8, Article IV., of the Constitutions 
the representation from each Congregation consists '* of ono or mor^ 
deputies not exceeding three. 



DIOCESE OF NEW-JERSEY: 

LIST OF THE CLERGY. 

May 25, A. D., 1859. 
[Those marked thus * were present.] 

The Bev. *Clabkson Dukn, Bector of Grace Church, 
Elizabeth. 

The Rev. •Harry Fikcii, Rector of Christ Church, Shrcwa- 
bury ; Christ Church, Middletown ; and St James* Church, 
Long Branch. 

The Rev. Norkan Nash. 

The Rev. *Peter L. Jaques, Missionary, officiating at St 
lAke*B Church, Phillipsburg. 

The Rev. *Jaiies A. Wiluams, Rector of St Mark's 
Church, Orange. 

The Rev. *AifRED Stub»s, D. D., Rector of Christ Church, 
New-Bnmswick. 

The Bev. ♦Samuel W. Halloweli^ Minister of Grace 
Church, Haddonfield. 

The Rev. Charles James Stkruno. 

The Re?. David Clarksox, Chaplain in the United States 
Army, Fort Riley, Nebraska Territory. 
The Rer. Johx R. Goodman. 
The Rev. James H. Tyng. 

The Rev. *Hexky B. Sherman, Bector of Christ Church, 
BellcvUle. 

The Rev. *J. D. Moore, officiating in St. James' Church, 
I^g Branch. 
The Rev. Adolph Frost. 
The Rev. Joseph F. Phillips. 
The Rev. R. T. S. Loweli- 
The Rev. Andrew Mackie. 

The Rev. Mame-s J. Bowden, Bector of St. Matthew's Church, 
Jersey City. 

The Rev. *JuuusD. Rose, Ph. D., Missionary, officiating in 
St Matt hew* s (German) Church, Newark. 
The Rev. John A. Parsons. 

The Rev. *Nathaniel Pettit, Bector of Clirist Church, 
f Sewton, 



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The Rev. S. Stebbins Stocking, Rector of St. Mark's H 
Orange. 

The Rev. *Marcus F. Hydk, Professor of Ancient L 

guages ; and Instructor in Sacred Criticism and Patristics 

Burlington College. 
The Rev. *DAvy> Brown, Rector of St. Andrew's Chur 

Amwell, at Larabertville. 

The Rev. *Eu Wheeler. 

The Rev. *Puilemon E. Coe. 

The Rev. *Elvin K. Smith, Principal, Chaplain, and Head 
the Family of St. Mary's Hall ; and Instructor in Dogmatic T 
ology at Burlington College. 

The Rev. *Ha.nnibal Goodwin, Rector elect of Trin 
Church, Trenton. 

The Rev. *Vandervoort Bruce, Rector of St. Paul's Chui 
Hoboken. 

The Rev. Joshua D. Berry. 

The Rev. *Joshua Smith, Missionary, Rector elect of 
Philip's Church, Newark. 

The Rev. *Eugene Augustus Hoffman, Rector of Ch 
Church, Elizabeth, and Missionary to Woodbridge. 

The Rev. *N. W. Camp, D. D. 

The Rev. *J L. Maxweli^ Rector of Christ Church, I 
den town. 

The Rev. *R. N. Meriott, Rector of St. Peter's Church, 1 
ristown, and Missionary at Baskingridge. 

The Rev. *R. M. Mitcheson, Missionary, officiating in 
Church of the Ascension, Gloucester. 

The Rev. *Alexani)Er Jones, D. D., Uector elect of 
Peter's Church, Perth Araboy. 

The Rev. *Horatio Hastings Weld, Rector of Tr: 
Church, Moorestown. 

The Rev. Edward A. Foggo, Rector of Christ Chu 
Ailcntown. 

The Rev. *Wm. Herbert Norris, Missionary, MinisU 
Christ Church, Woodbury, officiating in St. Thomas' Chi 
Glassborough. 

Tlie Rev. Samuel Clements. 

The Rev. •Wm. D. Hanson, Rector of Trinity Chi 
Princeton. 



The Rev. •Milo Mahan, D. D , St. Mark's Church in the 
Bowery, Professor of Ecclesiastical History in the Gen. Theo- 
ogical Seminaiy. 

The Rev. •John W. Shackelford, Rector of the House of 
Prayer, Newark. 

The Bev. * James S. Busu, Rector of Grace Church, 
Orange. 

The Rev. *Cuarle8 F. Hoff^ian, officiating in St. Mary's 
Church, Burlington ; officiating in Trinity Church, Fairview, 
ind other places in Burlington county. 

TTie Rev. 'Wm. Cros>vell Doane, B. D., Priest of St. Bama- 
hiB^ Free Mission ; Adjunct Professor in Burlington College. 

The Rev. *Hobart Chetwood, B. D. 

The Rev. Joseph S. Mayers, B. D. 

The Rev. *Sajiuel A. Clarke, Rector of St. John's Church, 
Elizabeth. 

The Rev. Wm. J. Ziadier. 

The Rev. ♦Henry Brown, Rector of St. Stephen's Church, 
WilKngborough, in Beverly. 

The Rev. Francis R. J. Lxghtbourne. 

The Rev, *Samuel Randall, Rector of Grace Churcli, 
Madison. 

Ihe Rev. *N. Sayre Harris, Rector of Trinity Church, Ho- 
boken. 

The Rev. Wm. A. Lkacil 

The Rev. Charles S. Little. 

The Rev. •Joseph F. Garuison, M. D., Rector of St. Paul's 
Chwtii, Camden. 

1'he Rev. *noRACE H. Reid, Rector of St. Stephen's Church, 
MiUville, in MiUbum. 

fhe Rev. *John Kelly, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Pater- 
fon. 

The Rev. Wm. H. Carter, Missionary, officiating in St. 
Thomas' Church, Vernon. 

The Rev. *PinLANDER K. Cady, Rector of Grace Church, 
Jfewark. 

The Rev. Samuel J. Evans. 

The Rev. J. W. Nott. 



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Tlie Kev. •Edward M. Pecke, Acting Rector, and Teacher 
of Mathematics, in Hurlinjii^ton College. 

The Rev. *Ed\vin B. Chase, Missionary, officiating in Zion 
Church, Bclviflere, and St. James' (!)hurch, Knowlton. 

The Rev. •Thomas F. Billopp, Rector of St. John's Chnrch, 
Salem. 

The Rev. *Henrt Tcllidge, Rector of Trinity Church, 
Swedcsbo rough. 

The Rev. *Edmitnd Neville, D. D., Rector of Trinity Church, 
Newark. 

The Rev. *Hokace Hilt^, Rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Riihway. 

Tlie Rev. *Chakles Arey, Rector elect of Grace Church, 
Van Vorst, Jersey City. 

The Rev. *Fkan'cis Dayton Canfield, Missionary, officiating^ 
in Rockaway and Boonton, in Morris county. 

Tlie Rev. *WELLiNr.TON Fokgus, Olden Missionary, olftciating^ 
in Grace Church, Pemberton, and parts adjacent. 

The Rev. *James Thomson, Rector of St. John*s Church, 
Somerville. 

Tlic Rev. *J. Nicholas Stansbury, Rector of Christ Church, 
Newark. 

The Rev. *T. F. Coiinell, Rector of the Church of the Re- 
deemer, Alorristown. 

The Rev. ^Gidkon J. Bukton, Rector of St. Stephen's Church, 
South Anibo}'. 

The Rev. *!!. B. Bautow, Rector elect of St. Peter's Church, 
Berkeley, in Clarksborough, 

The Rev. *Riciiard B. Duane, Rector of St. Michael's 
Church, Trenton. 

The Rev. *Louis L. Noule, Rector of the Church of the 
Holy Trinity, nudrton,.and Missionary at "West lloboken. 

The Rev. *James W. Bkadin, Missionary, officiating in St. 
George's Cliurch, Penn's Neck. 

The Rev. *JosEi'ii H. Smith, Rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Newark. 

The Rcv.Walteu A. Sterling, Assistant Minister of St. Paul's 
Church, Newark, otUciating in St. Barnabas* Church, Newark. 

The Rev. *P. Browne Morrison, officiating in St. Luke's 



ChmA, Hope, and in Hackettstown, Succasunna and Schooloy's 
MoDotain. 

Hie Be?. *Aax S. Colton. 

The Rer. Orlando Harsiman, officiating in West Hoboken. 

DEACONS. 

The Ber. Gboroe Ogle. 

The Be?.. James Hott Smrn. 

The Re?. ♦H. C. BL Dudley, officiating in St. John's, Church, 

DOftT, 

The Rer. ^Robert G. Cuase, Sector elect of St Peter's 
Church, Freehold. 

TheBev. *Bobert Earle, Rector's Assistant in Christ Church, 
Elinbeth. 

The Rey. John Martin Hknderson, Assistant Minister, 
Cbnt Cborch, Elizabeth. 

The Rey. Charles H. Canfield. 

The Rev. Joseph S. Saunders, Assistant to the Rector of the 
Home of Prayer, Newark. 

The Re?. *TnoMA8 Lyle, Rector elect of St. Peter's Church, 
Spotiwooi 

The Rev. •Thomas J. Taylor, officiating in St. John'e Church, 
Cftmdeo. 

The Rev. *Horatio Thomas Wells, Head Master of the 
£<^l^ Department, Burlington College. 

The Rev. Henrt Marsh, Minister of Christ Church, Bloom- 
field. 

The Rev *Wm. H. Dxtnubll, Missionarj. 



LAY DEPUTIES. 



SL Marifs Churchy Burlington^ 



St. Petei^'s Church, Perth Amhoy, 



Christ Church, Shrewsbury, 



Chriht CJturch, Middletown, 



St, John's Church, Elizabeth, 



St, John's Church, Salem, 



Trinity ChurcK Newark, 



*Thoma8 Milnor, 
•Franklin Gauntt, M. D., 
•J. Howard Pugb, M. D,, 
*J. B. Parker, 
•Wm. A. Kogers, 
♦Frederick Engle, U. S, N-^ 
*Dr. J. D. Moore, 
*II. McDowell. 

•John R. Watson, 

*J. L. BoggP, 

*Hon. Jame8 Parker, 

*C. M. R. Smith, M, D., 

•P. K. Hawlej. 

•Edward J. Williams, 
John P. Lewis, M. D., 
*Edward Carpenter, 
•Gabriel West. 

•Joseph D. Taylor, 
*Wm. Henry Grant, 
George H. Sickels. 

Anthony Morss, 
•Benjamin Williamson, 
♦Charles A. Darling, 
♦Francis B. Chetwood, 
*Peter R. Roach, 
*Ogden P. Edwards.' 

Josiah Harrison, 

*Jos. H. Thompson, M. D., 

•Samuel C. Harbert, 

*Thos. Sinnickson, 

*Tho8. J. Yorke, 

•Jas. W. Mecum. 

*Daniel Dodd, 
•J. C. Littell, 
•Jabez P. Pennington, 
•Samuel Meeker, 
•Wm. T. Mercer, 
•Cortlandt Parker, 
•John Morrison, 
Silas Merchant, 
Henry W. Duryee, 
(Archer Gilford .f) 



Ckriit Churchy N. Brumwicky ^ 



Christ Churchy NewtoUy 
Christ Churchy Allmiowriy 



TYtnity Churchy WoodbtidgCy 



Si* Jaine£ Churchy Pi&cataicOy 



St' Pctcr^s Churchy Spottswood, 



St. Peters Churchy Freeholdy 



SL AndrewU Churchy Mi, Holly y 



St, MichaeFs Church, Trentoriy 



*S. V. Hoffman, 
J. S. Carpender, 
Wm. H. Leupp, 
Robert Adrian, 
Franklin Smith, 
Wn). Parsons, 
Adam Gordon, 
•F. S. Kinney, 
R S. Livingston, 
J. B. Mcintosh, 
Thomas L. Wells, 
•George R. Button. 

r *Robert Hamilton, 

} Franklin Smith, 

( •Samuel J. Coursen. 

•Bennington Gill. 

•Alanson Newton, 
Lorraine Freeman, 
Milton Arrowsmith, 
George Lasslett. 

' *John Dobbins, Jr., 
♦John L. N. Stratton, 
♦Charles M. Harker, 
♦John R. Goldsborough, 
♦Benjamin Shreve. 

♦Wm. llalsted, 
Roswell Howe, 
♦John R. Dill, 
♦Samuel S. Strykcr,. 
Samuel K. Wilson. 



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Wm. Kirk pa trick,. 
James Kirkpatrick.. 

♦Andrew Snowhill,, 
John Appleby, 
♦A. P. Valentine, 
♦Wm. A. Appleby. 
♦George H. Snowhill. 

♦Thomas G. Throckmorton»,. 

John D. Forman, 

Wm. Lloyd, 

♦Ansell Walker, 

♦Dan. B. Ryall, 

♦Joseph H. Rosell, 

♦A. R. Tlirockmorlon.. 



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St, James' Churchy Knowlton, 



St John's Ch,y Chew's Landing, 



St. Peter's Churchy Berkeley, "[ 



Trinity Church, Stoedesborough, 
St. George's Ch. , Penn's Neck, 



St. Thomas' Ch., Glassborough, 



St. Stephen's, Ch., MuUica Hill, 



Sf. MaUhew's Ch, , Jersey City, 



f David B. Ribble, 
Wm. F. Albertson, s 
Charles HartuDg, 
*Henxy Hartung, 
D. Albertson, 
L. H. Albertson, 
David Shannon, 
♦Philip Ilartung, 
Mathias Cummins. 

♦Jacob S. Bendler, 
♦John R. Sickler, 
Josiah B. Sickler, 
Joshua Sickler. 

J. C. Weatherbj, 
*Wm. Rambo, 
V- I^- Reeves, 
♦Jonathan E^ree, 
Samuel Hopkin?, 
♦Matthew Gill, 
Thos. D. Brown, 
♦David B. GUI, 
James Brown, 
♦Charles B. Shoemaker, 
♦Joseph S. Batten, 
James M. Wolf, 



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♦Charles Garrison, M. D,, 
♦George Batten, 
♦William Batten. 



' rrhomas H. Whitnej, 
Eben Whitney, 
♦Woodward Warrick, 
♦Samuel A. Whitnej, 
George Flowers. 

' ♦Thomas G. Batten, 
Nathan Stratton, 
♦Jacob G. Tomlin, 
Charles F. Stratton. 

♦Robert Dumont, 

T. P. Hart, 

♦J. Carter Brantingham, 

Henry Saulsbury, 

JamoB^ Rogers. 



St, PauFt Church, Paierton, 
Si. Mart't Church, Oiange, 

St. Petfr'i Church, Morrtttomi, 
at. Lube's Charch, Hope, • 
St. PttuTi ChunK CottuUn, 
Trinity Church, Princeton, 

Chritt Church, Bonleatoicn, 

Chriit Church, BelkvilU, 
St. Paatt Church, Hahway, 

Si. Paul* Church, Hoboken, 



'Hod. Fliiiemon Dickereon, 

*Jo)in B. Meldrum, 

•David G. Scott, 

E<lwm T. Prall, 

Wm. H. K. Bibl^. 

■Daniel Babbitt, M. D., 

Jolm L. Btfike, 

"Charles Williams, 

Joseph A, Condit, 

Wm. H. Vermilyc 

Henry A, Ford, 

•Hon. Jiicob W. Miller, 

"Joseph L)vell, 

■H. H. Htolcsbury. 

Jamc» C. Fitch, M. D., 

George H. Bentty, 

Alfred Mixell, 

Stewart BciUty. 
I •Alinibiim Browning, 
< "Thomas P. Ciirponter, 
( "Philii. J. Gray. 
( Charles S. Oldon, 
} •Itiehiird S. Field, 
i. Charles Steadmim, 
f "John L. McKnighl, 
I "Albert 11. Livirigi.lon, 

■Siiraucl Rogers, 

"Joseph W. Allen, 

•James Stratlon, 

"Robert S. Van Kensseliier. 
r "Joseph Kingslnnd, 
I "Jiilius C. Minett, 
-{ "Waller Ruiherrord, 

"Dariid Holfiiuin. 
[ "Hobert S, SworJs, 
( "Niithan Thorp, 
{ "Ualtili Marsh, 
{ John M, Tiiftn. 

Wm. Cooper, 

■•Edgiir BrodJjead, 

"Theodore TM. Tuthiil, 
■ -"F B. 0;rden, 

Lorenzu"\V Elder, 

Henry J. Hopper, 

"William H. Curtis. 



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Zion Church, BelviderCy 



St. Stephen's Church, Beverly, 



Gtace Ckarcli, Neicaik, 



Trtmty Church, Moorestoum, 



Grace Churchy Iladdonfiekl, 



St. Andrew'' s Church, Lanibertui lie, 



Grace Church, Jemcif C'ltij, 



St. Philip's Chui ch, Neivarh, 



JSt, Mattheiv's Church, Newark, 



St. 7 hornas* Churchy Vernon, 



Afcension Church, Gloucebter, 



St. Paurs Chwvh, Trenton. 



j *Hon. Wm. P. Kobeson^ 
( •Jklwin K, Crnne, M. D., 

♦John L. Lin ton, 

* Charles Stokes, 
•Caleb Perkins. 

*J. C. Garthwaito, 
Jerome B. Ward, 
*II. G. Darcy, 
Charles M. King, 

* Henry D. Law, 
♦Charles Hayes, 

*J. J. Spencer, M. D., 

*G. F. Doughton, 

*W. Morris Cooper, 

Edward Harris, 

•J. C Haines, 

S. C. Thornton, M. D., 

K. M. Hugg. 

•Joshua P. Hrowning, 
Charles D, Hendr}', 
*Jacob Stokes Cole. 

•John Sharp, 
George A. Cole, 
*Adam C. Davis, 
*Saniuel Lilly, 
*Win. McReady. 

•Joseph T. Morton, 
♦Virgil Hillyer, 
*J. Van Vorst. 

j Nicholas Duilin, 
/ Jacob Khwles. 

Charles Borcherling, 
Henr}' Honiann, 
Henry Hcib, 
*John Williams. 

( Thomas B. l)c Kay, 
) •John Rutherford. 

r *B. Hendry, M. D. , 
j *James H. Duddy, 
I *Thomas Hallam, 
[ *George E. Wilson. 



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Grace Ckurehj EHzdbeth, 



Trinity Churchj Middletown Poini 



The House of Prayer^ Newark^ 



Christ Churchy Newark^ 



St, JohiCa Chure/iy SomervUie, 



Sl JohiCs Churchy Camden^ 



Hoiy Trinity^ Hadso/iy 



Si. PauTs Churchy Nexoarky 



St. Johns Churchy Dover^ 



Christ Churchy Eiizabethy 



S *John J. Smith, 

^ *John R. Armstrong. 

John Travers, 
J. S. H. Barlett, 
Thomas H. Arrowsmith, 
J. T. Ten Eyck. 



*Greorge A. Mayhew, 
*John V. Cox, 
*Samuel M. Hitchcock. 



( *J. A. Corwin, M. D., 
( Joseph Kidger. 

(Richard B. Duyckinck, 
*Isaac R. Cornell, 
J. Augustus Craven, 
George McBride. 



♦Charles Eldred, 
J. H. Simmons, 
*Reese Morris, 
Alfred Barnard. 

♦Evan Griffith, 
♦W. r. Bleecker, 
J. W. Gilmore, 
Jnm&s R. Dey, 
Jas. Montgomery, 
W. B. Throckmorton. 



♦Moses Jarvio, 
♦J. T. Garlhwaite, 
John A. Nichols, 
Alex. Brenner, 
^ Alex. W. Cox, 
Joseph Jeiferson, 
Thomas Wadaras, 
John N. Wrigley, 
Herbert Taylor. 



♦Henry McFarlan, 
Charles McFarlan. 

f ♦Hon. E. B. D. Ogden, 
♦John Joseph Gietwood, 
♦James C. Carter. 



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•Israel D. Condit, 
•William MarahaU, 
Amzi Condit, 
St. Stephen's Chuich, Milllmrn, -{ *Sainuel Uailey, 

Isanc Martin, 
Stephen Meeker, 
Thomas Bradbury. 



St, James* Church, Long Branch, •* 



' *Edmund West, 
John W. Slocum, 
Samuel Laird. 



St. Stephen'' s Church, South A mhqi 



Trinity Church, Hcloken, 



Grace Church, (hxmge. 



Grace Church, Plainjiehl, 



St, lianialas* Churchy Newark, 



St. Mark's Church, Xeiraik, 



Grace Churchy Madison, 



Church of the Redeemer^ Morris- 
town, 



•Francis S. Conover, 
Oliver Cox, 
Kichard S. Conover, 
•Abraham Everett. 

•James T. Melliss, 
Hoyt San ford, 
W. r. Wright, 
P. M. ^Reynolds. 

•Jesse Williams, 
James L. Saulsbury, 
•William Cleveland, 
Thomas G. French, 
Caleb Coggshall. 

•Jeremiah E. Cary, 
Mahlon Vail, 
Kichurd Brantinghnm, 
Jasper Cadmus, 
Alfred Bedlow. 

•Joel W. Condit, 
•C. Harrison Condit, 
•John H. Livingston. 

•JabezW. Hayes, 
Alfred Tichenor, 
Ilenr}' Hayes. 



' *Alfrcd M. Tredwell, 
H *Ellis Potter, 
AVilliam Kitchell. 

J. J. Scofield, 
•William C. Baker, 
•John Hone. 



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TVinity Church, Jeraejf C%y 



' ♦S. M. Chambers, 

♦Charles Cornwell, 
^ F. W. Knapp, 
Albert Munsen, 
John Henderson, 
♦G. L. Brooks, M. D. 



SL John*8 Church, Paterson.- 
SL Luie*s Church, FhUfpsburg, 

SU Lkk^i Church, West Bloom- 
JUtd, 

Church of the Good Shepherd, 
rcrtLee, 

Grace Church, Pembertan, 



1 
I 

{ 



Christ Church," Bioomfield, 



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TriniUf Church, Trenton, 



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St. John's Church, West Hoboken, 



Christ Church, Bergen, 



Trinihf Church, Bed Bank, 



St, Jamei Church, Hackettstown, 



s 



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Joseph C. Kent, 
James K. Lutton. 

*Owen Doremus, 
♦Charles St. John Seymour, 
Robert F. Brower. 

Joseph Coyle, 

♦Lucius Comstock, M. D. 

♦James A. Fenwick, 
Job H. Gaskill, 
♦Is. P. Coleman, M. D., 
Jos. Butterworth, 
John C. Egbert. 

G-eorge Nichols, 
Augustus Baldwin. 

F. Cadwaladcr, 
♦A. S. Livingston, 
Mercer Beasley, 

G. A. Perdicaris, 
P. Dickinson, 
♦Randall Rickey, 
Wm. M. Babbitt. 

John C. Swan, 
♦Charles Savoye, 
L. S. Comstodi. 

♦Edmund C. Bramhall, 
Joseph F. Johnson. 

Thomas Morford, jun. 

David Taylor, 

Henry C. J. Schroeder. 

E. Winton, 
"William G. Gardner, 
Elias B. Nichols. 



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JOURNAL. 



St. Mary's Church, Burlington, May 25(h, A. D., 1859. 

Tuis being the time and place appointed by the Constitution 
of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the Diocese of New 
Jersey, for the meeting of the Annual Convention of said Church, 
several of the Clergy and Lay Deputies assembled, in St. Mary's 
Church, at 10 o'clock. 

Morning Prayer was said by the Rev. ]Mr. Billopp and the 
Rev. Mr. Merritt ; the Rev. Messrs. Reid and Weld reading the 
Liessons. The Rev. Mr. Finch celebrated the Holy Communion, 
assisted by the Rev. Mr. Williams, the Rev. Dr. Stubbs, and the 
Rev. E. A. Hoffman. The Rev. Mr. Kelly preached the Con- 
vention Sermon from 1 Cor. xiv. 8. 

The religious services being concluded, the Secretary called 
the Convention to order. 

Upon calling the roll, the Clergy present were the following : 



The Rev. Clarkson Dunn, 
Harry Finch, 
Peter L. Jaques, 
James A. Williams, 
Alfred Stubbjs D. D., 
Samuel W. Hallowell, 
Henry B. Sherman, 
Nathaniel Pettii, 
Marcus F. Hyde, 
Eli Wheeler, 
Philemon E. Coe, 
Elvin K. Smith, 
Hannibal Goodwin, 
Vandervoort Bruce, 
E. A. Hoffman, 
R. W. Camp, D. D., 
J. L Maxwell, 
R. N. Merritt, 
R. M. Mitcheson, 
Alexander Jones, D. D., 
Edward A. Foggo, 
Wm. Herbert N orris, 
Wm. D. Hanson, 

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The Rev. Milo Mahan, D. D., 
J. W. Shackellbrd, 
James S. Bush, 
Charles F. lIolFman, 
Wm. Croswell Doano, 

B. D., 
Hobart Chetwood, 

B. D., 
Samuel A. Clarke, 
Henry Brown, 
Samuel Randall, 
N. Savre Harris. 
J. F. Garrison, M. D. 
Horace H. lieid, 
John Kelly, 
Philander K.Cady, 
Edward M. Pecke, 
Edwin B. Chase, 
Thomas F. Billopp, 
Henry Tullidge, 
Horace Hills, 
Charles Arey, 
F. D. Canfield, 



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"VVellinjrton Fergus, 
James Thomson, 
J. N. Stansbury, 
T. F. Cornell, 
Gideon J. Burton, 
Richard B. Duane, 
Tx)uis L. Noble, 
James W. Bradin, 
Joseph 11. Smith, 



P. Browne Morison, 
Asa S. Colton, 
Robert G. Chase. 
Wm. Robert E^rle. 
Thomas Lyle, 
Thomas J. Taylor, 
Horatio T. Wells, 
Henry Marsh. 



Tlie Secretary announced that there were Deputies prese 
from four Cliurches, and that, therefore, a quorum of the Conv« 
tion was present. 

On motion of the Rev. Mr. Dunn, seconded by the Hon. 
B. D. Ogden, the Rev. James A. Williams was unanimoia. 
elected President of the Convention. 

^ The Rev. Mr. Weld and George A. Mayhew, Esq , wr 
appointed a Committee, to examine the testimonials of IL« 
Deputies ; who reported that more than a constitutional numb 
of Churches were represented. Whereupon the following L« 
Deputies appeared and took their seats. 



Thomas Milnor, 
William A. Rogers, 
Franklin Gaunt t, M. D., 
J. Howard Pugh, M. D., 
Dr. J. D. Moore, 
Isaac B. Parker, 
II. McDowell, 
John R. Watson, 
Edmund T. Williams, 
Edward Carpenter, 
Gabriel West, 
Joseph D Taylor, 
Wm. Henry Grant, 
Francis B. Chetwood, 
15enjamin Williamson, 
Peter R. Roach, 
Charles A. Darling, 
Ogden P. Edwards, 
Thomas Sinnickson, 
Thomas J. Yorke, 
Samuel C. Harbert, 
Wm. A. Appleby, 
George II. Snowhill, 
William Lloyd, 
Daniel B. Ryal I, 



James W. Mecum, 
Daniel Dodd, 
William T. Mercer, 
J. C. Littell, 
Cortland t Parker, 
Jabez P. Pennington, 
Samuel Meeker, 
F. S. Kinney, 
Robert Hamilton, 
Samuel J. Coursen, 
Bennington Gill, 
Alanson Newton, 
John Dobbins, Jr., 
Charles M. Ilarker, 
John L. N. St rat ton, 
John R. Goldsborough, 
William Ilalsted, 
John R. Dill, 
Samuel S. Strykcr, 
Andrew Snowhill, 
A. P. Valentine, 
David G. Scott, 
John B. Moldrum, 
Daniel Babbitt, M. D., 
Hon. Jacob W. Miller, 



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AnseUe Walker, 

Joseph II. Roselc, 

A. K. Throckmorton, 

Henry Hartung, 

Philip Hartunjj, 

Jacob S. Bendicr, 

John K. Sicklcr, 

William Kambo, 

Matthew Gill, 

Charles B. Shoemaker, 

J. L. Reeves, 

Joseph S. Ikitten, 

Jonathan Egee, 

David 15. Gill, 

Charles Garrison, M. I)., 

Georj^e Batten, 

William Batten, 

Thomas II. Whitnev, 

Woodward Warrick, 

Thomas G. Batten, 

Jacob G. Tomlin, 

Rol)ert Dumont, 

J. Carter Brantingham, 

Hon. Philemon Dickerson, 

John L. Linton, 

Charles Stokes, 

Caleb Perkins, 

J. C. Garthwaite, 

H. G. Diircy, 

Henry I). Law, 

J. J. Spencer, M. D., 

a. F. Doughton. 

yy. Morris Cooper, 

R. M. Iliigg, 

Jo5»hua P. Browning, 

Jacob Stokes Cole, 

John Sharp, 

Adam C. Davis, 

Samuel Lilly, 

William Macready, 

Joseph T. Morton, 

Virgil III I Iyer, 

John Rutherford, 

James II. Duddy, 

John J. Smith, 

John R. Armstrong, 

George A. Mayhew, 



Joseph Ijovell, 
II. li. Stotesbury, 
Abraham Browning, 
Thomas P. Carpenter, 
Philip J. Grey, 
Richai-d S. Field, 
John L. McKnight, 
Joseph W. Allen, 
Albert 11. Livingston, 
James Stratton, 
Samuel Rogei^s, 
Robt. S. Van Rensselaer, 
Walter Rutherfurd, 
Julius C. Minett, 
Daniel Uolsihan, 
Robert S. Swords. 
Nathan Tliorp, 
Rolph Marsh, 
Frederick B. Ogden, 
Edgar Brodhend, 
Theodore M. Tutliill, 
William II. Curtis, 
Hon. Wm. P. Robeson, 
Edwin R. C/rane, M. D., 
Alfred Barnard, 
Evan Grilfith, 
W. P. Blcecker, 
Moses Jar vis, 
,1. T. Garthwaite, 
Henr}' Macfarlan, 
Hon. E. B. D. Ogden, 
John Jos. Chetwood, 
James C. Carter, 
Edmund West, 
Francis S. Con over, 
James F. Melliss, 
Jeremiah E. Cary, 
Joel W. Condit, 
John M. Livingston, 
Jabez W. Haves, 
Alfred M. TredwelJ, 
William C. Baker, 
John Hone, 
Charles Corn well, 
G. L. Brook?, M. D., 
Lucius Comstock, ]\L D., 
James A. Fenwick, 



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John V. Cox, J8. P. Coleman, M. D., 

Samuel ISL Hitchcock, Dr. Thornton, 

Isaac K. Cornell, Edward Harris, 

Charles Ehlred, Kecso Morris. 

The Kev. ^fr. Keid and Judge Cari)enter were appointed a 
Committee on \lu\cs of Order. 

Tlie Kev. ^Ir. Mcrrilt, and Messrs. Dodd and Whitney were 
appointed a Committee to report on the application of new 
Parishes. 

The Convention took a reces:* until 4i p. m. 

St. Marty's Churclij 4i p. u. 

The Convention assembled, 

The Kev. AVm. Croswell Doane was elected Secretary. 

The Secret aiy appointed the Rev. Philander K. Cady his 
Assistant. 

On motion of the Kev. E. A. Hoflman, seconded by Cortlandt 
Parker, Esq. , the following resolution was unanimously adopted : 

Ulierenii, this Convention has assembled this dav, under circum- 
etancOvS of periiliar solemnity, by reason of the recent decease of ita 
lato honored and beloveil father in CJon, the Bishop of th9 Diocesei 
and cannot proceed to the ordinary business of the session without % 
tribute of aflcctionatc veneration to his memory ; therefore, 

RcsolvctL unanhnouyly. at this first opportunity of j)assing an order, 
that a eoininittec of iive — three clerical and two lay members — be 
appointed to consider and report, what proceeding's it is proper for 
this Convention to take, to testify their stMise of the loss which thU 
Diocese has sustained in its sore bereavement, and to do honor to the 
memory of their lute Bishop. 

On motion, 

Rexolvcd, That the Kev. President appoint tlie Conmiittee, of which 
himself shouM be the chainuau. 

The President appointed as the other members of the Commit- 
tee, the IJev. Messrs. Ilolfman and JSIerritt, C. I'arkcr, Esq., and 
Judiie O-'den. 

Rc.^(tlvctf, That rier^ymen of other r)ioceses, and (Candidates for Holy 
Orders, who may be present in this city, be invited to attend the 
sittings of this Convention. 



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Jadge Carpenter, from the (Committee on Rules of Order, re- 
torted the following Rules : 

RULES OF ORDER. 

1. Each meeting of the Convention shall he opened and closed 
rith prayer. 

2. When the President assumes the chair, each momher shall take 
faisseat. 

3. After the hrst day, the minutes of the preceding day shall he 
TMd, each morning ; and, if necessary, corrected : and before the 
rinng of the Convention the whole proceedings of the sitting shall be 
iMd. 

i When a member chooses to speak ho shall rise and address the 
Pftndent. 

5. When two members rise at the same time, the President shall 
^etennine the preference ; and in any controversy respecting order 
the President shall decide. 

8. Srery resolution, presented to this Convention, shall be fairly 
(vduced to writing. 

7. ^0 motion shall be regarded, unless seconded. 

8. A motion of postponement or amendment shall always be in 
order. 

9. On motion to adjourn, or to lay upon the table, the question 
shill he put without debate. 

10. No member shall speak more than thrice on the same question 
without the leave of the President. 

11. At the request of the President, or on motion, the Conven- 
tion may resolve itself into a Committee of the whole ; and shall take 
% fote for that purpose. 

12. All questions shall bo decided viva voce, unless otherwise 
■P^cially provided. 

1^ llie yeas and nays shall bo called and entered on the minutes, 
when any two members require it. 

K The doors of the Convention shall be open for the adminsion 
of neh persons as nmy wish to know its proceedings. 

15. No member shall leave the Convention without permission. 

16. Id all elections, those persons only who shall have a majority 
of ill the votes given shall bo deemed elected. 

17. The order of business shall be as follows : The reports of 
ajding Committees of the preceding Convention ; the election of 
Sftsoding Committee, Deputies to the General Convention, and Trus- 



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teos of the General Theological Semmary ; presentation of Pan 
Reports; postponed and miscellaneous business. 

18. The report of the Standing Committee, and any motion o 
ceeding in relation to the election of a Bishop of this Diocese, tc 
any time in order. 

19. Daily Prayers at 9 o'clock, a. m. ; adjourn at 2^ o'clock, 
evening session at 4^ o'clock, p. m. 

On motion of Judge Ogden the Rules of Order were ad< 
with the undei-standing that they should not interfere wit 
special Rule of Order in relation to the election of a Biflh< 

On motion of Judge Carpenter the following resolutia 
adopted : 

Resolved, That the election of the Bishop of this Diocese be ma 
order of the day for to-morrow (Thursday), at 1 p. m., and that a 
mittee of five, to be named by the Chair, be appointed to report n 
proceeding to be observed in that election. 

The President appointed the Rev. Messrs. Shackelforc 
Garrison, and ^fessrs. A. Browning, J. Ij. N. Stratton 
Benjamin Williamson such Committee. 

The report of the Standing Committee was then read b 
Secretary, as follows : 

REPORT 

OF THE 

STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE DIOCESE • 

NEW-JERSEY, 1858-59. 

It is with deep sorrow that the Standing Committee 
themselves, by the providence of Almighty God, whic 
taken from us our beloved Bishop, under the necessity of pr 
ing a report to this Convention, as the Ecclesiastical autho 
the Diocese. 

At their first meeting after this severe aflliction, they oi 
the following: record to be entered on their minutes : 

Almighty God, in His wise providence, having taken from i 
head, our Right Reverend Father, it seems our peculiar dutj 
have enjoyed the privilege of knowing him so well and so Ion 
who have been placed in such intimate relations to him, as I 
counsellor, and friend, to bear testimony to our estimate of hif 
.actqr and worth, therefore: 



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Resolved, That in our ecclosiastical and personal relations with 
our departed Diocesan, we have uniformly experienced the kindness, 
gentleness, and courtesy so becoming the character of a Christian 
Bishop and a Christian gentleman. 

That we have uniformly found him a counsellor and guide, not 
leas qualified by his learning and wisdom to give advice with firm- 
ness, than he was ready to receive it with meekness. 

That in administering the government and discipline of his Diocese 
he uniformly aimed to act with justice, tempering judgment with 
mercy. 

That we cherish an afiectionate love of his memory, as well as pro- 
found admiration of his wonderful gifts, and while wo thank God for 
having so long spared him to guide and instruct us by his wisdom, 
we pray Him to give us grace to follow the good example of His servant, 
whose life was devoted to promote the propagation of the Gospel 
which he so eloquently preached, and the prosperity of the Church 
which he so faithfully served. 

That a copy of these resolutions bo sent, by the Secretary, to the 
fimily of the late Bishop Doane, with the assurance of an unfeigned 

qrmp&thy in their deep affliction. 

The following detailed account of the acts of our late lionored 
Bishop is copied from the journal left by himself : 

On Sunday, 30 May (Trinity and Ember Sunday), at the 
stated ordination held in St. John's Church, Camden, the Bishop 
admitted Thomas J. Taylor and Thomas Lyle to the Holy 
Order of Deacons. Morning prayer was read by the Rector, the 
Key. Elvin K. Smith, and the Rev. Dr. Clay, of the Diocese of 
Pennsylvania ; and the Bishop preached and administered the 
Holy Communion. Mr. Taylor was presented by the Rev. Mr. 
Smith, and Mr. Lyle by the Rev. Dr. Clay. Two persons were 
confirmed in private. 

On Sunday, 6 June (first after Trinity), at a special ordina- 
tion in St. Mary's Church, Burlington, the Bishop admitted 
Horatio Thomas "Wells, Head Master of the English Department 
in Burlington College, to the Holy Order of Deacons, and the 
Rev. Wellington Forgus, Olden Missionary in the Pines, officia- 
ting in Grace Church, Pemberton, and parts adjacent, to the 
Holy Order of Priests. Morning prayer was read by the Rev. 
Bector Chetwood, and the Rev. William Tilghman Johnston, of 
the Diocese of Maryland, an alumnus of the College ; and the 
Bishop preached and administered the Holy Communion ; the 



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Rev. Charles F. Hoffman, Curate of the parish, reading' the Epis- 
tle. The candidate for the Diaconate was presented by the 
Rev. Rector Clietwood, and the candidate for the Priesthood bj 
the Rev. Professor Doane. 

On Friday, 1 1 June (St. Barnabas* Day), the Bishop laid the 
comer stone of the chapel school-house of the Free MissioD of 
St. Barnabas, in the city of Burlington, and made the address. 
Returning to the temporary chapel, the Bishop confirmed three 
persons, and one afterward in private. The rest of the service 
was choral. The Rev. Mr, Chetwood chanted the Litany, and 
the Rev. Mr. Noitis the ante-communion service. The Bishop 
read the Gospel, pronounced the absolution, and consecrated the 
elements, the Rev. W. T. Johnston, of the Diocese of Maryland, 
reading the Epistle. The rest of the Communion office was 
chanted by the Rev. Wm. Croswell Doane, Priest of the Mission, 
and the Rev. Robert F. Chase, Deacon, administered the cup. 
The Rev. Charles F. Iloffman was present. 

On Thursday, 24 June (St. John the Jiaptist), the Bishop 
preached the sermon, in St. Peter's Church, New- York, at the 
Commencement of the General Theological Seminary. 

On Saturday, 4 September, the Bishop admonished the Rev. 
R. A. Garden, of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, of misbehavior, 
and forbade him to officiate in tho Diocese of New- Jersey. 

On Sunday, 12 September (fifteenth after Trinity), the Autum- 
nal Confirmation was held in St. Mary's Church, Burlington. 
Morning prayer was read by the Rev. Mr. Iloffman, the Curate, 
and the Rev. i\Ir. Chetwood, Rector of Burlington College, the 
Rev. Professor Hyde reading the Lessons. The Bishop preached, 
confirmed thirty-four persons (one in private), and administered 
the Holy Communion. 

On Sunday, 19 September (sixteenth after Trinity, and Ember 
Sunday), in St. Mary's Church, Burlington, the Bishop admitted 
Joseph S. Saunders, an instructor in Burlington College, to the 
Holy Order of Deacons. Morning prayer was read by the Rev. 
Charles F. Iloffman, Curate of the parish, and the Rev." Ilobart 
Chetwood, Rector of the College ; the Rev. Professor Hyde read- 
ing the Ixjssons. The Rev. Professor Doane preached the 
sermon and presented the candidate. Tlie Holy Communion 
was administered by the Bishop. 



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On Thursday, 23 September, the Rishop presided at the Eighth 
Annual CommencemeDt of Burlington College, and admitted 
four persons to the degree of Baclielor of Art*,ybMr to the degree 
of blaster of Arts, and iico^ honoris cavsdy to the degree of Mas- 
ter of Arts. 

On Friday, 1 October, the Bishop began the Northern Visita- 
tion in Grace Church, Newark. Morning prayer was read by 
the Rev. Messrs. Pecke and Williams, the Rev. Mr. Leonard, of 
the Diocese of New-York, reading the Lessons. The Rector, the 
Rev. Mr. Cady, catechised the children, the Rishop examined 
them, preached, confirmed twenty-eight persons, and administered 
the Holy Communion. There w^ere present the Rev. Messrs. 
Stansbury (Assistant to the Rector), Goodwin, Shackelford* 
Joshua Smith, Little, Saunders, J. XL Smith, Travis, of the Dio- 
cese of New- York, and Pcdelupe, of the Diocese of Wisconsin. 

In the evening in St. Paul's Church, Newark, the Rev. Messrs. 
Cady and Joshua Smith, read evening prayer ; the Rector, the 
Ber. Mr. Goo<1win, catechised the children, the Bishop examined 
tbeoi, preached, confirmed seVen persons, making, with two in 
private, nine. There were present the Rev. ^Messrs. Sterling, 
the Assistant Minister, Travis, of the Diocese of New- York, Lit- 
tle, Pedelupe, of the Diocese of Wisconsin, J. II. Smith, and 
Profe«or Hvde. 

On Saturday, 2 October, in St. Barnabas' Church, Rosevillc, 
in Newark, the Rev. Messrs. Shackelford and Goodwin read 
mombg prayer ; the Rev. Dr. Morris, of the Diocese of New- 
Vofk, reading the Lessons. The Rishop preached, and adminis- 
tered the Holy Communion, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Sterling. 
There were also present the Rev. Messrs. Pecke, Stansbury, 
"^Mnders, J. II. Smith, Leonard, of the Diocese of New- York, 
»d Pedelupe, of the Diocese of Wisconsin. 
In the afternoon, in Union Hall, in Bloomfield, the Rev 
Mrs, Shackelford and Pecke read prayers ; the Rev. Mr. 
riiDg reading the Lessons. Tlie Rishop preached, and con- 
ed twelve persons ; the Rev. Mr. Marsh, the Minister, read- 
he Preface. The Rev. Mr. Pedelupe was present. 
the evening, in Christ Church, Newark, tlie Rev. Messrs. 
and Pecke read prayers ; the Rev. Joshua Smith, reading 
ssons. The Rector, the Rev. Mr. Ix)well, catechised the 




children, and the Bi»hop examined them, preached, and confimed 
six persons. The llev. Dr. Kos^, the Kev. Messrs. J. II. SmiCb, 
Sterling, Saunders, and Pedelupe were present 

On Sunday, 3 October (Kigliteenth after Trinity), t.lie 
Bishop consecrated Trinity Church, IIo1x>ken, and instituted tlio 
Kev. N. Sayro Harris, into the rectorship. Morning prayer \iraB 
read by the Kev. Mr. Little; the Bisliop preached, and th« 
Holy Communion was administered by the recently institute^ 
Kcctor. 

In tJie evening, in Trinity Church, Newark, the llev. Messrs— 
Pccke and Clarkson read prayers ; tlie Kcctor, the Rev. Dr^ 
Neville, catechised the children, and the Bishop examined them. -^ 
and preached. The Bcv. Dr. Kose and the Rev. Messrs Cady -^* 
Joshua Smith, and Stansbury were present. 

On Monday, 4 October, in St. Mark's Church, Orange, th« 
Rev. Messrs. Cady and Clarkson read morning prayer; the 

Rev. Mr. Little rciiding the T-iOssons ; the Rector, the Rev. Mr. 

Williams catechised the children, and the Bishop examined them -» 
preached, continued fifteen persons, and administered the IIol; 
Communion, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Rcid. The Rev. Mesi 
Shackelford, Bush, and Mcllwaine, of the Diocese of New-Yorl 
were present. 

On Tuesday, 5 October, in St. Stephen's Church, Millvillc L 
Milburn, the Rev. ^Messrs. E. A. Hoffman and Bush read morr 
ing prayers ; the Rev. ^Mr. Williams reading the Lessons. Th 
Rector, the Rev. Mr. Reid, catechised the children, and tl 
Bishop examined them, preached, confirmed nine persons, ai 
administered the Holy Communion, assisted by the Rev. }A 
l^ecke. The Rev. JMessrs. ]Moore, Sleight, and Cooke, ot t 
Diocese of New-York, were present. 

In the afternoon the Bishop consecrated Cedar Vale, a cencr: i®' 
tery laid out and set apart by the Rector, Wardons, and Vcsl 
of St. Stephen's Church. The request to consoi'ratc was n 
by the Rector, the Rev. !Mr. Rcid ; the sentence of consecral' 
by the 1^2v. K. A, Ilolfman, and the Bishop made the addi 
The Rev. Messrs. Shackelford, Moore, Pecke, Doane, and 
were present. 

In the evening, in Calvary Church, Smninit, the Rev. 3Iessr=^ 
Shackellbrd and Reid read prayers, the Rev. Mr. Moore read » •^^ 




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the Lessons, and the Bishop preached. The Rev. Messrs. Sleight, 
flie minionaiy, and Cook were present. 

On Wednesday, 6 October, in the Church of the Kedcemer, 
Morriitown, at the joint visitation of that parish and St. Peter's, 
the Rer. Dr. Ford (of the Diocese of Greorgia) and the Kev. Mr. 
Shiekdford read prayers, the Rev. Mr. Canfield reading the les- 
mu. The Rev.. Mr. Merritt, the Rector of St. Peter's Church, 
ciUechised the children, the Bishop examined them, preached, 
and confirmed twenty-one persons (sixteen from St. Peter's and 
tn from the Church of the Redeemer), the Rev. Mr. Cornell, the 
DinBter, reading the Preface. 

In the evening, in St Mark's Church, Baskcnridge, the Rev. 
Ueasn. Shackelford and Canfield read prayers, and the Bishop 
pRadied and confirmed one person. 

On Thursday, 7 October, in the Methodist House, Parsip- 
pinjythe Bishop read prayers and preached. The Rev. Dr. 
Fori, and Messrs. Shackelford and Canfield, the missionary, were 
praent 

In the afternoon, in the Hall, at Boonton, the Rev. Dr. Ford 
**d Mr. Shackelford read prayers, the Rev. Mr. Canfield, the 
■ittlonaiy, reading the Lessons and catechising the children, and 
the Bishop examined them and preached. 

In the evening, in a Hall, at Rockaway, the Rev. Dr. Ford 
■Dd Mr. Shackelford read prayers, the Rev. Mr. Canfield read- 
^ the Lessons, the Rev. Mr. Shackelford administering adult 
^ infant baptism, and the Bishop preached and confirmed one 
P^Bon. 

On Friday, 8 October, in the chapel of St. John's Church, 
*^er, the Rev. Dr. Ford and Mr. Shackelford read morning 
P'^ywB, the Rev. IMessrs. Morrison (of the Diocese of l*ennsyl- 
'*U4) and Canfield reading the Lessons. The Bishop adminis- 
^^^ infant baptism, preached, confirmed eight person?*, the min- 
*w, the Rev. Mr. Dudley, reading the Preface, and administered 
tke Holy Communion. 

In the afternoon, in the Methodist House, Succasunna, the 
«ev. Messrs. Shackelford and Morrison, the missionary, read 
pwyere, the Rev. Mr. Canfield reading the Lessons, and the 
^op preached and confirmed one person. 

In the evening, in the Presbyterian House, Hackettstown, the 



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Rev. Mepsrs. Shackelford and E. B. Chase read prayers, tin 
llcv. Mr. Morrison, the missionary, reading the LesflonBy and tht 
Bishop preached. 

On Saturday, 9 October, in Zion Church, Belvidere, tilt 
Rev. Messrs. Shackelford and Morrison read morning prayen^ 
the missionary, the Rev. £. B. Chase, catechised the children, 
and the Bishop examined them, preached, confirmed five persooi, 
and administered the Holy Communion. 

In the aflernoon, in a school house, at Phillipsburg, the Ber. 
Messrs. Shackelford and Morrison read prayers, the Rev. Mr. 
Chase reading the Lessons, and the Bishop preached and confirmed 
seven persons, the Rev. Mr. Jaques, the missionary, reading th« 
Preface. 

On Sunday, 10 October (nineteenth after Trinity), in St 
James' Church, Knowlton, the Rev. Messrs. Morrison and . 
Shackelford read morning prayers, the Rev. Mr. Pcttit reading 
the Lessons, the Rev. Mr. Chase, the missionary, catechised the 
children, and the Bishop examined them, preached, and confirmed 
three persons, and administered the Holy Communion. 

Li the afternoon, in St. Luke's Church, Hope, the Rev. 
Messrs. Shackelford and Pettit read prayers, the Rev. Mr. Mor- 
rison reading the Lessons, and the Bishop preached, and confirmed 
three persons, the Rev. Mr. Chase, the missionary, reading the 
Preface, 

In the evening, in Christ Church, Newton, the Rev. Messrs. 
Shackelford and Morrison read prayers, the Rev. Mr. Chase 
reading the lessons, and the Bishop preached, and confirmed eight 
persons, the Rector, the Rev. Mr. Pettit, reading the Preface. 

On Monday, 11 October, in St. Thomas' Church, Vernon, 
the Rev. Messrs. Shackelford and Pettit read morning prayers, * 
the Rev. Messrs. Morrison and Chose reading the Lessons, and 
the Bishop prcaclied and administered the Holy Communion, 
assisted by the Rev. Mr. Carter, the missionary. 

On Wednesday and Thursday, 13 and 14 October, the 
Bishop attended the meeting of the Board of Missions in Baltimore. 

On Friday, 15 October, in Clirist Church, Elizabeth, the 
Rev. Messrs. Tuttle (of the Diocese of New- York) and Cady 
read morning prayers, the Rev. Messrs. Rcid and Arey reading 
the luessons. The Rector, the Rev. Mr. Iloifman, catechised the 



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chDdren, and the Bishop examined them, preached, confirmed 
twenty-eix persons, and administered the Holy Communion, the 
Re?. Dr. Ford reading the Epistle, and the Kev. Mr. Goodwin 
nbistering the cup. The Eev. Messrs. Dunn, Pecke, Stansbury 
Earle, and Henderson were present. 

In the afternoon, in Grace Church, Elizabethport, the Rev. 
Dr. Ford and Mr. Tuttle read prayers, the Rev. I^Ir. Pecke read- 
ing tbe Lessons. The Rev. Mr. Dunn, the Rector, catechised the 
children, and the Bishop examined them, preached, and confirmed 
five penons. The Rev. Messrs. Hoffman, Little, Earle, and 
Henderson were present. 

In the evening, in St. John's Church, Elizabeth, the Rev. Dr. 
Ford and Mr. Tuttle read prayers, and the Bishop preached and 
confirmed forty persons, the Rev. Mr. Clark, the Rector, reading 
the Preface. The Rev. Messrs. Dunn, Hoffman, Little, Pecke, 
t&d Henderson were present. 

On Saturday, 16 October, in St. Peter's Church, Perth 
Amhoy, the Rev. Messrs. E. A. Hoffman and Dunn read morn- 
ing praycw, the Rev. Mr. Pratt (of the Diocese of New-York) 
nading the Lessons. The Rector elect, the Rev. Dr. Jones, cate- 
diiied the children, and the Bishop examined them, preached, 
confirmed eight persons, and administered the Holy Communion. 
In the afternoon, in the Presbyterian House, Woodbridgc 
(Trinity Church having been destroyed by fire), the Rev. Messrs. 
Pratt and Dunn read prayers, the Rev. Mr. Hofhnjui, the mis- 
aonary, reading the T/i3sons, and the Bishop preached and con- 
finned one person. 

In the evening in St. Paul's Church, Rahway, the Rev. Messrs. 
Pratt and Dunn re^d prayers, the Rev. IMessrs. Hoffman and 
Earle reading the Lessons, and the Bishop preached and confirmed 
twentr-six persons. The Rev. Isaac F. Cox (of tlie Diocese of 
New-York) was present. 

On Sunday, 17 October (twentieth after Trinity), in St. 
Paurs Church, Paterson, the Rector, the Rev. Mr. Kelly, read 
iDorDing prayers and catechised the children, and the Bishop 
examined them, administered adult baptism, preached, confirmed 
ten persons, and administered the Holy Communion. 

In the afternoon, in Christ Church, Belleville, the Rector 
elect, the Rev. Mr. Sherman, read prayers, and the Bishop 



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preached and confirmed three persons. The Ilev. Messrs. Kellj 
and Peckc were present. 

In the evening, in St. Philip's Church, Newark, the Rev. 
IVIessrs. Pccke and Berry read prayers, the Kev. Mr. Saunders 
reading the lessons. The missionary, the Hew Joshua Smith, 
catechised the children, and the Dishop examined them, preached, 
and confirmed six persons. 

On Monday, 18 October (St. Luke), in Grace Church, 
Van Vorst, Jci'sey City, the llev. Messrs. Bruce and Geer (of 
the Diocese of New -York) read morning prayers, the Ker. Mr. 
Pecke reading the Lessons. The Hector elect, the Rev. Mr. Arcj, 
catechised the children, and the Bishop examined them, pi*eached, 
confirmed twenty-seven persons, and administered the Holy Com- 
munion. The Kev. Messrs. Harriman, Little, and C. IL Can- 
field were present. 

In the afternoon, in Trinity Church, Jersey City, the Rev. 
^Icssrs. Brucre and Pecke read ])rayers, the Rev. Mr. Little read- 
ing the Lessons. The minister, the Rev. C. H. Canfield cate- 
chised the children, and the Bishop examined them, preached, 
and confirnied four persons. 

In the evening, in St. Matthew's Church, Jersey City, the Rev. 
])r. JMalian and Mr. Arey read prayers, and the Bishop preached 
and confirmed ten persons (with one in private, eleven), the 
Rector, tlie Rev. Mr. Bowdcn, reading the Preface. Tlie Rev. 
Messrs. Harriman, Pecke, and Little were present. 

On Tuesday, 19 October, in Grace Church, Piainficld, the 
Rev. ^Ir. JJiiid read morning prayers, and the Bishop preached, 
conlinncd four persons, and admiuistered the Holy Communion, 
assisted by the Rev. Mr. Coe, the missionary. 

In the afternoon, in St. John's Church, Somerville, the Rev. 
Messrs. Reid and Coe read prayers. The Bishop baptized an 
infant, preached, and confirine<l two persons, the missionary, the 
Rev. Mr. Thomson reading tlie Preface. 

On Fritlay, 22 October, in St. Paul's Church, iloboken, the 
Rev. ^Icssrs. Ward (of the Diocese of New- York) and Arey 
rea«l pray ors, the Kev. Mr. l*ecke reading the Ic.^jsons. The Rev. 
Mr. liriico, the Rcct^or, catechised the children, and the Bishop 
examined ihoiii, preaclicd, confirmed six persons, and odminis. 
tered tlie Holy Communion, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Wm'd, the 



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Bev. Mr. Noble reading the Epistle. The Rev. Messrs. Goodwin 
Little, and Murphy (of the Diocese of Maryland) were present. 

In the evening, in the House of Prayer, Newark, the llev. 
Messrs. E. A. Hoffman and Joshua Smith read prayers, the Rev. 
Messrs. Pecke and Little reading the Lessons. The Rector, the 
Bev. Mr. Shackelford catechised the children, and the Bishop 
examined them, preached, and confirmed twenty-six persons. 
The Rev. Messrs. Goodwin, Cady, Sterling, Stansbury, Saun- 
ders, the Deacon of the parish, and J. H. Smith, were present. 

On Saturday, - 23 October, in the chapel of St. Mark's Church, 
Newark, the Rev. Messrs. Shackelford, Little, and J. II. Smith 
read morning prayers, the Rev. Messrs. Sterling and Saunders 
reading the Lessons. The Bishop preached and administered the 
Holy Communion, the Rev. Mr. Pecke, the minister, reading the 
epistle, and the Rev. Mr. Sterling (of the Diocese of New-York) 
ministering the cup. 

In the evening in St. Matthew*s (German) Church, Newark, 
tbe missionary, the Rev. Dr. Ros6, read prayers and catechised 
the children, and the Bishop examined them. The licv. Messrs. 
Cady, Joshua Smith, Goodwin, and Pecke were present. 

On Sunday, 24 October (twenty-first after Trinity), in the 
(Jhurcb of the Holy Trinity, Hudson, the Rector elect, the Rev. 
Mr. Noble, read morning prayer, the Rev. Douglas Boutflowcr, 
chaplain of Her Majesty's ship Valorous, reading the Lessons. 
The Rector elect catechised the children, and the Bi.shop exam- 
ined them, preached, and administered the Holy Communion, 
assisted by the Rev. Mr. Boutflower. 

In the evening, in the Church of the Good Shepherd, Fort 
I^ the Rev. Mr. Pecke read prayers, and the Bishop preached, 
■ confirmed eight persons, the minister, the Rev. Mr. Iloyt (of 
*^e Diocese of New- York) reading the Preface. 

On Monday, 25 October, in the afternoon, in St. James' 
Church, Piscatawa, the Rev. Dr. Stubbs, and Mr. Shackelford 
i;| Wad prayers, and the Bishop preached. 

In the evening, in Christ Church, New-Brunswick, the Rev. 

Messrs. Shackelford and Lyle road prayers. The Rector, the 

_m Hcv. Dr. Stubbs, catechised the children, and the Bishop exam- 

ai?| M them, preached, and confirmed ten persons. The Rev. Mr. 

&W8, of the Diocese of New-York, was present. 



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On Tuesday, 2G October, in the afternoon, in St. Stephen's 
Church, South Amboy, the Rev. Dr. Stubbs and Mr. Croes read 
prayers, the minister, the Rev. Mr. Murphy, of the Diocese of Mniy- 
land, catechised the children, and the Bishop examined them, 
preached, and confirmed six persons. The Rev. Messrs. Ward, 
of tlie Diocese of New-York, and Canfield were present. 

In the evening, in St. Peter's Church, Spottswood, the Rev. 
IVIcssrs. AVard and Croes read prayers, and the Bishop preached, 
and confirmed four persons, the minister, the Rev. Mr. Lylei 
reading the Preface. The Rev. Mr. Canfield was present. 

On Thursday, 28 October (St. Simon and St. Jude), in St. 
Andrew's Church, Am well, in Lambert villo, the Rector, the 
Rev. Mr. Brown, read prayers, and the Bishop preached, and 
administered the Holy Communion. In the afternoon the 
Rev. ]Mr. Brown read prayers, and the Bishop preached. 

On Wednesday, 10 November, at a special confirmation in 
St. Marj-'s Hall, the Bishop confirmed four persons ; the 
Principal, the Rev. Elvin K. Smith, reading the Preface. 

On Thureday, 25 November, in the evening, in Trinity 
Ciiurch, Hoboken, at the defon-ed visitation of the parish, th« 
Rev. jNIr. Bruce read prayers, and the Bishop preaclicd and 
confirmed five persons ; the Rector, the Rev. Mr. Harris, rcad- 
inijr the l*rcfacc. 

Oa Saturday, 27 November, the Bishop dedicated the School 
Chapel of St. Barnabas' Free .]SIission, in Burlington. The 
request for dedication was read by the Rev. AVilliam Croswell 
Doane, Priest of tlie Mission, and the sentence of dedication by 
the Rev. Ktlward M. Pecke. IMoming Prayer was read by the 
Rev. Messrs. Doane and Johnston (of the Diocese of Maryland), 
the Rev. ^Mr. Chetwood saying the Litany, and the Rev. Messrs. 
C. F. Holfnian and Fergus reading the Lessons. The Bishop 
preached and administered the Holy Communion, assisted by 
the Rev. IMessrs. Doane, HolFman, and E. K. Smith, the Rev. 
Mr. Hammond (of the Diocese of I*ennsylvania) reading th« 
Epistle. 

On Wednesday, 8 December, in Christ Church, Elizabeth, 
the Rev. Dr. Mahan and Mr. Arey read Evening Prayer, the 
Rov. ^Messrs. Finch and C. F. Hofl^man readinpr the Lessons. 
The Bishop administered infiuit baptism (the Rev. Mr. Cliet- 



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wood reading the Gospel,) preached, and contirmcd seven per- 
sons, (making thirty-three in this parish since the Convention.) ; 
the Rector, the Rev. £. A. Hoffman, reading the Preface. The 
MesfflTs. Earle and Henderson, Deacons, collected the alms in the 
ofiertory. 

On Sunday, 17 December (fourth in Advent, and Ember 
Sunday), in St. Mary's Church, Burlington, the Bishop admitted 
the Rev. James Thomson, Deacon, Minister of St. John's Church, 
Somerville, to the Holy Order of Priests. Morning Prayer was 
read by the Rev. C F. Hoffman, the Curate, and the Rev. 
E. M Pecke, acting Rector of Burlington College, the Rev Prof. 
Hyde reading the Lessons. The candidate was presented by the 
Rev. K K. Smith, Principal of St. Mur}''s Hall, and the 
Bishop preached the sermon and administered the Holy Com- 
munion. 

On Wednesday, 5 January, 1859, in Grace Church, Orange, 
ihe Rev. Mr. Williams read Morning l*rayer, the Rector, the 
Rev. Mr. Bush catechised the children, and the Bishop examined 
them, preached, and confirmed thirteen persons. The Right 
Bev. the ^fissionary Bishop to China was present. 

On Sunday, 13 March (first in Lent), the Bishop began the 
mathem visitation in St Mary's Church, Burlington. The 
Bev. Messrs. Hoffman and E. K. Smith read Morning Prayer, 
the Rev. Mr. Pecke reading the lessons. The Bishop preached 
ttd confirmed thirty-five persons (making sixty-nine fc^ince the 
Convention), and administcrel the Holy Communion. 

On Sunday, 20 March (second in Lent, and Ember Sunday), 
»t the stated ordination, held in St. Peter's Church, Morristown ; 
•fterthe service of reopening it by the Bishop, after ciiltirgemcnt 
*»d improvement. Morning Prayer was read by the Kev. Messrs. 
Banditti and Coe, the Rev. John Henry Hopkins, Deacon (of 
^Diocese of New-York), reading the Lessons, and the Bishop 
«^tted the Rev. Francis Dayton Canfield, Deacon and Mis- 
Honary in Morris County, and the Rev. Thomas F. Cornell, 
Deacon, Rector elect of the Church of the Redeemer, Morristown, 
to the Holy Order of Priests. The Candidates were presented 
by the Rev. Mr. Merritt. The Bishop preached and administered 
the Holy Communion. The Rev. Thomas Cook (of the Diocese 
ofNew-York), was present. The presbyters present united in 
the imposition of hands. 



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In the afteinoon, in the Church of the Kedecmer, Morristown, 
the lley, Messrs. Conicll, Kcctor elect, and Merritt read 
prayers, the Key. Mr. Hopkins reding the LcssonR, and the 
Bishop preached. 

In the evening, in Grace Church, Madison, the Sev. Menn. 
Cook and Coe read prayers, and the Bishop preached and 
confirmed sixteen (making, with one in private, seventeen] 
persons ; the Kcv. Mr. Randall reading the Preface. 

On Monday, 21 JVIarch, in Grace Church, Newark, ai i 
s])ecial ordination, the Bev. John Nicholas Stansbury, Deacon, 
the assistant to the Bcctor, was admitted to the Priesthood. 
Tlie Kev. Messrs. Merritt and Bush read Morning Prayer, thi 
Bov. Messrs. Williams and Coe reading the Lessons. Thi 
candidate was presented by the Bector, the Bev. Mr. Cady, and 
the Bishop preached and administered the Holy Communion. 
The Bev. Messrs. Cady, AVilliams, JMerritt, Shackelford, 
E. A. Iloifman united in the imposition of hands. There 
also present the Bev. Dr. liose and the Bev. Messrs. Chetwood 
Sterling, Joshua Smith, and Saunders. 

On Sunday, 27 March (third in Lent), at a special confirme 
tion in St. IVIary's Church, Burlington, the Bishop confinnc 
seven, making forty-three in the vernal visitation, and seven^ 
seven since the Convention. 

On AVednesday, 30 March, in Christ Church, Woodbury, il 
l^cv. O. B. Keith (of the Diocese of Pennsylvania), read Moin 
ing Prayer, the Bev. ^Iv. Nonis, the missionary, catechised tl 
children, and the Bishop examined them, preached, and admini 
tered the Holy Communion. 

On Friday, 1 April, in the Church of the Ascension, Glo 
cester, the Bev. Mr. Norris read Morning Prayer, the Bev. M 
Mitcheson, the missionary, catechised the children, and tl 
Bishop examined them, preached, and confirmed nine persons- 

On Saturday, 2 April, in Grace Church, Iladdoufield, tl 
Bev. Mr. Ilallowell, the minister, read Morning Prayer B^ 
catechised the children, and the Bishop examined them, preacli* 
confirmed nine persons, and administered the Holy Communiol 

III the afternoon the Bishop assisted the Bev. Mr. Tullidgo 
the burial of Governor Stratton, 

In the Evening, in St. Peter's Church, Berkeley, at Clarl 



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benogh, the Rev. Mr. Bartow, the mini>ter, read prayers, and 
the Bishop preached and confirmed twenty-nine persons. 

On Saoday, 3 ApriJ (fourtli in Lent), in 'I'rinity Church, 
Swedesborouc^b, the Rev. Mr. Tullidge read ^lorning Prayer 
aad catechised the children, and the Bi-thop examined them, 
pniclMd, confirmed two persons, and administered the Holy 
Oimmanion. The Rev. Mr. Stratton (of the Diocese of Penn- 
iflmua), was present. 

In the afternoon, in St. Stephen's Churcli, Mullica Hill, the 
Ber. Mr. Tuliidgc read prayers, and the Bishop catechised the 
cbiUren and preached. 

On Thursday, 7th April, the Bishop confirmed, in private, 
toe memhers of St. Barnabas' Free Mission in Burlington, the 
BeT.Ph)fes«?or Doanc, flie Priest of the mission, reading the 

On Friday, 8th April, "in the afternoon, in Trinity Churcli, 
«dletown Point, the Bishop I'ead prayers and preached. 

On Saturday, 9th April, in St. Peter's church, Freehold, the 
■WBtCT, the Rev. Mr. Chase read morning prayer, and the 
*^) preached, confirmed three persons, and administered the 
"oly Communion. The Rev. Mr. Finch was present. 

in the evening, in St. James' Church, Long Branch, the Rev. 
*^®s. Finch and Dunncll (of the Dioce.«ie of New- York) read 
m^ and the Bishop preached and confirmed tliroe persons, 
w Kev. Mr. Moore reading the preface. 

OnSnwlay, 10th April (oth in lA^nt), in Christ Churcli, Shrews- 
■*'}'• the Rev. Mr. Finch, the Kcctor, read morning prayer, ad- 
*njstere«l adult and infant baptism, and catechised the children, 
•d the lii^ihop examined them, preached, confirmed one person, 
■* Mmini'Stered the Holy Communion. 

"ithc afternoon, in Christ Church, IMiddletown, the Rev. 
^•'s. Finch and Moore read prayers, the Bev. Mr. Dunnell 
"•Ming the licssons, and the Bishop preached. 

"the evening, in Trinitv Church, Red Bank, tlic; Kov. Messi-s. 
'inch and Moore read prayers, the Rev. Mr. Dunnell, the mis- 
*"""7j baptized an adult and catechised the children, and the 
[**"^exammed them, preached, and confirmed six ])crsons. 

^ was the last official act of the Bishop. He returned 
r^ the next day, snifcring from an attack of infiannnatory rheu- 



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matism, yet purposing to attend the fiineral of the Be?. 1 
Morehouse, Rector of St. Andrew's Church, Mount Holly, ' 
was prevented by the sickness, through which God took him 
Himself. On Wednesday, 27th April, at 1 p. m., he rested fi 
his labors ; his hist words bearing witness to the faith in wb 
he lived and died. " I die in the faitu op the Son op G 

AND IN THE CONFIDEKCE OF IIlS OnE CaTHOUC AND APOSIO 

Church. I have no merits — no man has — but my tbiwi 
IN THE mercy of Jesus." God, of His mercy, give us grace ac 
follow his good example, that with him we may be partaken 
His heavenly kingdom. 

The Bishop ordained four Deacons, viz. : 

Thomas J. Taylor, 

Thomas Lyle, 

Horatio Thomas Wells, 

Joseph S. Saunders, 
and admitted five to the holy order of Priesthood, viz. : 

The Kcv. Wellington Forgus, 

The Rev. James Thomson, 

The Rev. Francis Dayton Canfield, 
* The Rev. Thomas F. Cornell, 

The Rev. John Nicholas Stansbury; 
Three Deacons were to have been ordained on the second £ 
d»yr after Ea.stcr. 

He laid the corner-stone of St. Barnabas' Free Mission Sd 
Chapol, Burlington, and afterward dedicated the building oi 
completion ; he consecrated Trinity Church, Hoboken, anc 
opened St. Peter's Church, Morristown, after material enla 
ment and improvement; he consecrated one cemetery, Cedar "V 
Milbuni : he instituted the Rev. N. Sayre Harris into the Bee 
ship of Trinity Church, Hoboken ; and on fifty-four occaffl* 
confirmed five hun<lrcd and sixty persons, within twelve of 
number confirmed last year, wliich was the largest ever confin 
in tliis Diocese in any one year, and there were still remaix 
eighteen parishes to have been visited had his life been spai 
He transferred the following clergy to other Dioceses : 
The Rev. Joseph F. Phillips to the Diocese of Michigan. 
The Rev. Edward O. Flagg, " " New York. 

The Rev. Horace L. Edgar Pratt, " " 



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The Ber. Archibald Beattj, to the Diocese of Pennsylvania. 
The Rev. Greorge N. Sleight to the Diocese of Now- York. 

He received the following clergy from other Dioceses : 
TTie Rev. Thomas. F. Cornell from the Diocese of New- York. 
The Rev. Gideon J. Burton, from the Diocese of Pennsylvania. 
Hie Rev. Henry B. Bartow, " *« " 

Tlie Rev. P. Browne Morrison, " " ** 

The Rev. Richard B. Duane, " " " 

Hie Rev. Louis L. Noble, from the Diocese of Western New- 
York. 
The Rev. James W. Bradin, from the Diocese of New- York. 
The Rev. Henry Marsh, Deacon, from the Diocese of Massachu- 
setts. 

Since the Bishop's death, the Standing Committee have held 
regular weekly meetings, and have endeavored faithfully to dis- 
charge the new duties imposed upon them as the ecclesiastical 
inkhority of the Diocese. 

Their first act, as such, was to assume in behalf of the Dio- 
eese, the entire expenses of the Bishop's funeral. 

They have invited the Rev. Dr. Mahan to preach a sermon 
IB St. Mary's Church, Burlington, on the evening of the first day 
rf this Convention, commemorative of the late liishoj) of the 
Diocese, and the invitation has been accepted. 

They have licensed H. C. Ea}Te Costill, a candidate for holy 
waders, to act as lay reader, under the direction of the Kcv. R. 
N. Merritt, Rector of St. Peter's Church, Morristown. 

They have instituted the follo>ving clergy into the rectorship 
rf their respective churches*, appointing in every instance clerical 
VNoiberB of the committee, t^ act as institutors : 

The Rev. Samuel Randall into the rectorship of Grace Church, 
Hadison. 

Hie Rev. Thomas F. Cornell into the rectorship of the Church 
rf the Redeemer, Morristown. 

The Rev. Richard B. Duane into the rectorship of St. Mi- 
chael's Church, Trenton. 

The Rev. James L. Maxwell into the rectorship of Christ 
Church, BordentOAvn. 

The Rev. Gideon J. Burton into the rectorship of St. Stephen's 
Chorch, South Amboy. 



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The How Joseph II. Smith into the roctorship of St Pa 
Church, Newark. 

The Kev. James Thomson into the rectorship of St. 36b 
Churr»li, Somervillc. 

The Kev. John Nicholas Stansbury into the rectorship 
Christ Cliurcli, Newark. 

The K-ev. Louis L. Noble into the rectorship of the Church 
the Holy Trinity, Hudson. 

The Rov. Henry Beers Sherman into the rectorship of Qu 
Church, lielleville. 

The Rev. Edward Augustus Foggo, into the rectorship 
Christ Church, Allentown. 

These, with one institution performed by the late Bishop, mi 
twelve institutions for the year. 

They have received the following clergymen from other I 
ceses: 

The Rev. Joseph II. Smith, from the Diocese of Virginia. 

The Kev. Asa S. Colton, from the Diocese of Delaware. 

The Rev. Walter A. Sterling, from the Diocese of New-T( 

Tlie Rev. Orlando Ilarriman, '' " " 

The Rev. William N. Dunnell, Deacon, " " 

The present number of the clergy is ninety-eight, of wL 
thirteen are Deacons. Since the last convention four have b 
added by ordination, and eleven by transfer. The Rev. Grcc 
Y. IMorehonse, the Rector of St. Andrew's Church, Mount He 
and the .senior presbyter of the Diocese, departed this life on 
tenth day of April last. Six clerg}'men have been transferrer 
other Dioceses. 

The Rev. Jame.s 11. Tyng has ceased to be Rector elect of 
Church of the Redeemer, Momstown. 

The Rev. Henry B. Sherman is Rector of Christ Cha: 
Belleville. 

Tlie Rev. J. D. Moore is Rector ele^t of St. James' Chen 
Long Bninch. 

The Rev. Joseph F. Phillips has resigned the RcctorBhif 
St. Peter's Church, Spottswood. 

The Rev. R. T. S. Lowell has resigned the Rectorship 
Christ Church, Newark. 

The Rev. Philemon E, Coe has resigned his position as IM 
sionary, officiating in Grace Church, Plainficld. 



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The Rev. Elvin K. Smith has resigned the Rectorship of St. 
John's Church, Camden ; and is the Principal, Chnphiin and 
head of the family of St. Mary's Ilall, and Instructor in Dog- 
Biatic Theology in Burlington College. 

The Rev. Hannibal Groodwin has resigned the Rectorship of 
St Paul's Church, Newark, and is Rector elect of Trinity 
Qiurch, Trenton. 

The Rev. Eugene Augs. Hoffman, Rector of Christ Church, 
Elisabeth, is l^fissionary at Woodbridgc. 

The Rev. N. W. Camp, D. D., has resigned the Rectorship of 
the Church of the Holy Trinity, Hudson. 

The Rev. James L. Maxwell has ceased to be Assistant to the 
Rector of St. Michael's Church, Trenton, and is the Rector of 
Christ Church, I^rdentown. 

The Rev. R N. Morritt, Rector of St. Peter's Church, Mor- 
ristown, is Missiona^ at Baskcnridge. 

The Rev. Edward Augustus Foggo has resigned the Rectorship 
of Christ Church, Bordentown, and is Rector of Christ Church, 
AUentown. 

The Rev. Samuel Clements has resigned the Rectorship of St. 
MichaeVs Church, Trenton. 

The Rev. Charles F. HofFman, Missionary, ofTiciating in 
Trinity Church, Fairview, and other places in Burlington county, 
11 in temporary charge of St. Mary's Church, Burlington, and 
htttnictor in Ecclesiastical History in Burlington College. 

TLc Rev. Ilobart Chetwood, B. D , has resigned the Rector- 
ship of Burlington College. 

TTw Rev. Samuel Randall is Rector of Grace Cliurch, ^Madi- 
lon. 

The Rev. N. Sayre Harris is Rector of Trinity Church, Ho- 
boken. 

The Rev. Charles S. Little has ceased to ofTiciate in St. 
Stephen's Church, South Amboy. 

The Rev. Archibald Bcatty has resigned the Rectorship of St- 
Feter^s Church, Berkeley, in Clarksborough. 

The Rev. George N. Sleight has ceased to be Missionary 
Ifinister of Calvary Church, Summit. 

The Rev. J. W. Nott has ceased to be Assistant to the Rector 
ot Grace Church, Orange. 



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The Rev. Edward M. Pecke has ceased to be AsBistant "Mi 
ter in St. Paul's Church, Newark, and Missionary in St. Ma 
Church, Newark, and is the Acting Rector of Burlington ( 
lege, and Teacher of Mathematics in the same institution. 

The Rev. James Thomson is Rector of St John^s Chii 
Somervillc. 

The Rev. John Nicholas Stansbury has ceased to be Assit 
to the Rector of Grace Church, Newark, and is Rector of Q 
Church, Newark. 

The Rev. Thomas F. Cornell is Rector of the Church of 
Redeemer, Morristown. 

The Rev. Gideon J. Burton is Rector of St. Stephen's Chn 
South Amboy. 

The Rev. Henry B. Bartow is Rector elect of St. Pel 
Church, Berkeley, in Clarksborough. 

The Rev. P. Browne Morrison is Missionary officiating in 
Luke's Church, Hope, Hackettstown, Succasunna, and Sofa 
ey's Mountain. 

The Rev. Richard B. Duane is Rector of St. Michi 
Church, Trenton. 

The Rev. Louis L. Noble is Rector of the Church of the B 
Trinity, Hudson, and Missionar}' at West Hoboken. 

The Rev. James W. Bradin is Missionary, officiating in 
George's Church, Penn's Neck. 

The Rev. Joseph H. Smith is Rector of St. Paul's Chui 
Newark. 

The Rev. Walter A. Sterling is officiating in St. Bamal 
Church, Roseville, and Assistant Minister in St. Paul's Chui 
Newark. 

The Rev. Orlando Harriman is officiating in St. Jol 
Church, West Hoboken. 

The Rev Charles II. Canfield, Deacon, has ceased to be M 
ister of Trinity Church, Jersey City. 

The Rev. James Iloyt Smith, Deacon, has ceased to be . 
sistant to the Rector of the House of Prayer, Newark. 

The Rev. Wm. Robert Earle, Deacon, is Assistant to 
Rector of Christ Church, Elizabeth. 

The Rev. John Martin Henderson, Deacon, is Assistant \ 
ister in Christ Church, Elizabeth. 



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The Rev. Joseph S. Saunders, Deacon, is Assistant to the 
Sector of the House of Prayer, Newark. 

The Rev. Thomas Lyle, Deacon, is Rector elect of St. Peter's 
Church, swood. 

The Rev. Thomas J. Taylor, Deacon, is oflSciating in St. 
John's Church, Camden. 

The Rev. Horatio Thomas Wells, Deacon, is Head Master of 
the English Department of Burlington College. 

The Rev. Wm. N. Dunnell, Deacon, is Missionary, officiating 
in Trinity Chapel, Red Bank. 

The Rev. Henry Marsh, Deacon, is Minister of St. Luke's 
Church, West Bloomfield. 

The following are the candidates for Holy Orders, with the 
dates of their admission as such : 

7 May, 1856, John N. StiU. 

25 June, 1856, George Seymour Lewis, A. M. 
19 Dec., " Hugh L. M. Clarke, A. M. 

" ** " Edward Shippen Watson, A. M. 

26 Feb., 1857, P. Voorhees Finch, A. M. 
19 Sept., 1857, James S. Chrystal. 

19 May, 1858, Charles Douglass. 
" " " Robert A. Poole. 

8 Mar. 1859, Wm. A. Dod, A. M. 
« " " H. C. Eayre Costill. 

" " ** Samuel Seymour Lewis. 
« « « Charles IL Bryan.— (12.) 

The following are the candidates for Priest's Orders, with the 
^^tes of their admission at such : 

30 May, 1855, Rev. Robt. G. Chase, Deacon. 

12 Dec, 1855, Rev. John Martin Henderson, A. M., Deacon. 

27 May, 1857, P. Voorhees Finch, A. M. 

9 Sept., 1858, Rev. Horatio Thomas Wells, Deacon. 
8 Dec., 1858, Rev. Thomas J. Taylor, Deacon. 

8 Mar., 1859, Rev. Thomas Lyle, Deacon. — (G.) 

Henry Holmes Loring, a candidate for Priest's Orders, has 
feen transferred, at his own request, to the Diocese of New-York. 
I Messrs. Finch and Chrystal are pursuing their studies at the 
General^ Theological Seminary. Messrs. Watson, G. S. Lewis 



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Poole, Dou^ilass, and Bryan are studying at Burlington College: 
Mr. S. S. I-iCwi;* at Nashotah. 

Tlie Standing Committee have prepared, and appended to tlus 
report, a tabular view of the statistics of the Diocese during the 
late Bishop*^ Episcopate. (See last table.) They believe that 
it will be not only a matter of interest, but also show, in the 
n)o>t satisfactory manner, the continued growth of the Diocese 
while under his care. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

By order, and in behi:lf of the Standing Committee, 

Harry Finch, Preddait. 
Err.ENE Ai'Gs. Hoffman, Secretarj/, 

The Ker. Mr. Merritt, from the Committee on the application 
of new Parishes, reported that they had examined those of 
Chrin Church, Bloomfield ; Trinity Church, Trenton; St. 
James's Church, Hackettstown ; St. John's Church, West 
Hol>oken ; Chiist Church, Bergen, Hudson county ; and recom- 
mended that thcv be received into union with this Convention . 
and idso that the application of Trinity Church, Higbtstown, was 
not in due form. 

The parishes were received as recommended, and Messrs. A. 
S. Livingston, l^andall Uickey, Wm. N. Babbitt, Charles Savoye, 
Edmund C. Bramhall, appeared as delegates and took their 
scats. 

The Committee on the proposed amendment to Canons III. 
and XI. reported progress, and desired to be continued. A. 
Browning was appointed on the Committee, in place of R. W. 
Howell, deceased. 

The Chairman of the Committee on Christian Education an- 
nounced that they were not prepared to report, and desired to be 
continued. 

The Committee was continued, and, on motion, the President 
appointed A. Browning, Esq., in place of Archer Giffbrd, 
Esq., deceased. 

On motion, the Convention adjourne<l, to attend a memorial 
service and sermon in St. Mary's Church, till 9 o'clock to- 
morrow morning. 



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Thursdwj, May 26, 9 A,yf. 

Morning prayer was said by the Rev. Messrs. Jaques and D. 
Brown, the Rev. Messrs. Goodwin and Arey reading the lessons. 

The Convention was called to order, and upon calling the Roll 
be Clergy present were the following : 



The Rev. C. Dunn, 
Harry Finch, 
P. L. Jaques, 
J. A Williams, 
Alfred Stubbs,D.D. 
a W.Hallowell, 
H. B. Sherman, 
J. D. Moore, 
J. J. Bowden, 
J. D. Ros^, 
N. Pettit, 
M. F. Hyde, 
S. C. Stratton, 

D. Brown, 

E. Wheeler, 
P. E. Coe, 
E. K. Smith, 
H. Goodwin, 
V. Bruce, 
Joshua Smith, 
E. A. Hoffman, 

N. W. Camp, D.D., 
J. L. Maxwell, 
R. N. Merritt, 
A« Jones, 
H. H. Weld, 
E. A. Foggo, 
W. H. Norris, 
W. D. Hanson, 
Milo Mahan, D.D., 
J. W. Shackelford, 
H. Brown, 



The Rev. J. S. Bush, 
C. F. Hoffman, 
W.CroswellDoane,B D. 
Hobart Chetwood, B.D. 
S. A. Clark, 
J. F. Garrison, M.D., 
H. H. lieid, 
J. Kelly, 
P. K. Cady, 
E. M. Pecke, 
E. B. Chase, 
T. F. BiUopp, 
H. TuUidge, 

E. Neville, D.D., 
H. Hills, 

C. Arey, 

F. D. Canfield, 
J. Thomson, 

J. N. Stansbury, 
T. F. Cornell, 

G. J. Burton, 
R. B. Duane, 
L. L. Noble, 
J. W. Bradin, 
J. H. Smith, 

P. B. Morrison, 
Asa S. Colton, 
H. C. H. Dudley, 
R. G. Chase, 
W. R. Earle, 
T. Lylo, 
T. J. Taylor. 



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Upon calling the Roll of 
present : 

Thomas Milnor, 
W. A. Rogers, 
J. H. Pugh, M.D., 
J. D. Moore, M. D. , 
J. B. Parker, 
F. Gauntt, M.D., 
II. McDowell, 
John R. Watson, 
Edmund T. Williams, 
Edward Carpenter, 
Gabriel West, 
Joseph D. Taylor, 
Francis B. Chetwood, 
Peter R. Roach, 
Benjamin AVilliamson, 
C. A. Darling, 
Ogdcn P. Edwards, 
Samuel C. Harbert, 
James W. Mecum, 
Daniel Dodd, 
J. P. Pennington, 
Samuel Meeker, 
John Morrison, 
F. S. Kinney, 
Robert Hamilton, 
John Dobbins, jun., 
Charles IM. Ilarker, 
J. L. N. Stratton, 
John R Goldsborough, 
B. F. Shreve, 
John It Dill, 
A. P. Valentine, 
William Lloyd, 
Daniel B. Rytdl, 
Henry Hartung, 
Charles Stokes, 
J. C. Garthwaite, 



Lay Delegates, the following 



Philip Hartung, 
J. R. Hartung, 
J. C. Weathcrby, M.I>. . 
William Rambo, 
J. L. Reeves, 
T. D. Brown, 
Joseph S. Batten, 
Charles Garrison, M.D. 
William Batten, 
Thomas H. Whitney, 
S. A. Whitney, 
Woodward Warwick, 
T. G.. Batten, 
Jacob G. Tomlin, 
J. Carter Brantingham, 
Daniel Babbitt, M.D., 
C. Williams, 
J. W. Miller, 
H. H. Stotesbury, 
Abraham Browning, 
James Stratton, 
Samuel Rogers, 
James Kingsland, 
Walter Rutherfurd, 
Julius C. Minctt, 
Daniel Holsman, 
Robert S. Swords, 
Nathan Thorp, 
F. B. Ogden, 
Rolph Marsh, 
Edgar Brodhead, 
Theodore M. Tuthill, 
W. P. Robeson, 
Edwin R. Crane, M.D^ 
John L. Linton, 
Henry Macfarlan, 
E. B. D. Ogden, 



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CM. King, 

H. G. Darcy, 

Henry D. Law, 

C. Hayes, 

J. J. Spencer, M. D., 

&. F. Donghton, 

R. ^L Hugg, 

Joshua P. Browning, 

John Sharp, 

Adam C. Davis, 

Samuel Lilly, 

Joeeph T. Morton, 

Virgil Hillyer, 

J. Van Vorst, 

J. Williams, 

J. Rutherford, 

B. Hendry, M. D., 

T. Hallam, 

J. H. Duddy, 

G. E. Wilson, 

J. J. Smith, 

G. A. Mayhew, 

Samuel M. Hitchcock, 

J. R Cornell, 

C. L. Eldred, 

Alfred Barnard, 

Evan Griffith, 

W. P. Bleecker, 

Moses Jarvis, 

J. T. Garth waite, 



W. G. Gardner, 

John Joseph Chetwood, 

J. C. Carter, 

L D. Condi t, 

S. Bailey, Jr., 

W. Marshall, 

Edmund West, 

James F. Melliss, 

J. Williams, 

W. Cleveland, 

Jeremiah E. Gary, 

Joel W. Condit, 

C. H. Condit. 

John M. Livingston, 

Jabez W. Hayes, 

Alfred M. Tredwell, 

E. Potter, 

John Hone, 

S. M. Chambers, 

Charles Cornwell, 

G. L. Brooks, M. D., 

O. Doremus 

C. J. Seymour, 

Lucius Comatock, M. D., 

James A. Fen wick, 

Charles Savoye, 

G.R. Button, 

W. Kirkpatrick, 

P. R. Ilawley, 

Eben Winton. 



The minutes of the preceding day were read and accepted. 

The Committee appointed to draw up resolutions relative to 
4^9 death of the Bishop, reported the following : 

The Committee appointed to consider what proceedings it is 
proper for this Convention to take, in view of the death of their 
late Bishop, beg leave respectfully to report the following resolu- 
tions : 

1. Resolved, That as becomes Christian men and members of 
Christ's Church, we do bow in humble submission under this 



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chastisement of our Heavenly Father's hand ; and both as a 
people and in our individual approaches to the Throne o Grace, 
do beseech Him to sanctify to us, and to the Church of His love. 
this His fatherly correction. 

2. Resolved^ That the remarkable mental and moral character- 
istics of Bishop Doane, his untiring, self-sacrificing and intense 
devotion of himself, soul, body, and spirit, to the cause to which 
he consecrated his life, and his eminence as a poet, an orator^ 
and a divine, have identified his name with the history of the 
Church and the country, and highly distinguished the State of his 
birth ; and that it is fit that his Diocese should take measures to 
erect some monument to his memory, worthy to perpetuate his 
fame. 

3. Resolved^ That a committee of — be appointed by this 
Convention, whose duty it shall be, without delay, either solely 
in behalf of this Convention, or in connection with any who may 
desire to share the honor, and having due regard to the wishes of 
his family, to carry out the above resolution. 

4. Resolvedy That we hereby express to the bereaved &mily rf 
Bishop Doane, our deep and heartfelt sympathy for their bereave- 
ment, and our earnest prayers that God will give them consola- 
tion and support here, and in His good time grant to them a 
blessed re-union with their departed head, where sorrow and 
sighing shall be no more. 

James A. Williams, 
Eugene Aug. Hoffman, 
RoiJERT N. MERurrr, 
E. B. Dayton Ogden, 

CORTLANI>T PaRKEK. 

The Rev. W. D. Hanson, S. A. Clark, and Richard B. Duane ; 
and John Hone, Esq., in behalf of the parish of the Church of 
the Redeemer, Morristown ; were, at their own request, excused 
from voting. Tlie resolutions were passed nem. con., and the 
blank was filled with five — the Chair to name them in the course 
of the day. The ioUowing were appointed by the Chair ; the 
Rev. Messrs. Dunn, PI A. Hofiman, and Memtt, and Messrs. J. 
C. Garth waite, and A. Browning. 

The following Report of the Standing Committee as Trustees 
was then read by the Secretary : 



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The Standing Committee, as " Trustees of the Offerings of the 
Cbnrcb/' beg leave to present the following Report, in accord- 
ance with Canon x. § 9 : 

Hiej have endeavored faithfully to fulfil the trust committed 
to them, and on the recommendation of the Bishop to apportion 
the fiinds placed in their hands in such a way as to promote the 
interests of the Diocese, bj sustaining feeble parishes, and sccur- 
mg,a8 the opportunity offered, new points for the establishment 
of the Church. They have been, however, much hampered by 
the neglect of many of the parishes to make the collections pro- 
Tided for by the canon, and the delay of others in transmitting 
the money when collected. The amount of offerings received 
from the parishes during the past year (including the interest 
fiom the legacy of the late Hanford Smith, which was $216 30) 
has been only $1,726 38. This amount has been contributed by 
&rtj-foar parishes. The Trustees do not feel themselves at lib- 
ntj to make promises to missionaries which they cannot fulfil. 
Thejcan appropriate only the money which the parishes contrib- 
» ^ Bat, notwithstanding the narrow limits to which they 
Ritricted themselves in making the appropriations, the Treasurer 
Vtt prevented from meeting the engagements promptly on two of 
the quarter days. Surely they need not remind their brethren 
of the Clergy what disappointment and privation it is to the mis- 
sionaries who have labored faithfully at their posts, to be paid on 
the quarter-day only half of the amount which they had a right 
to expect And who among the laity would treat his servant so ? 
How much less, then, those who, as laboring " in the word and 
doctrine," should be " counted worthy of double honor." Let us 
then, have unity of action in carrying out the provisions of the 
canon in all the parishes. Then shall we be able, not only to 
strengthen " the things which remain," but also to make mani- 
fest the savor of the knowledge of Christ, to many to whom He 
18 yet unknown. 

The appropriations which have been made of the " Offerings" 
were as follows : 



$200 00 


50 00 


200 00 


50 00 


100 00 


200 00 


50 00 


50 00 


50 00 


50 00 


150 00 


51 50 


88 00 



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. Warren County Mission, 
Lambertville, .... 

St. Matthew*s Church, Newark, 
St. Thomas' Church, Vernon, 
Christ Church, Woodbury, 
Morris County Mission, 
Calvary Church, Summit, 
Grace Church, Plainfield, . 
St. Philip's Churcli, Newark, . 
Ascension Church, Gloucester, 
Phillipsburgh, 
St. Stephen's, Mullica Hill, $2 per Sunday when 

supplied, 
Riverton, $2 per week when supplied, . 

Total, . $1,239 &0 

In addition to this, $303 07 have been paid since the last ooa* 
vention towards reducing the old debt due to missionaries for past 
services. There is still due on that debt $849 30. The balanee 
in the Treasurer's hands at the present date is $309 13, which 
has been appropriated towards the payment of arrearages. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

By onler, and in behalf of the Committee. 

Eugene Aug. Hoffman, 
Burlington, N. J., 24th May, 1859. Secretary. 

The Rev. Mr. Shackelford, Chairman of the Committee on the 
amendment to sections 5 and 8 of Canon x., reported that, in 
their opinion, section 5 needed no alteration, and offered the fol- 
lowing resolution in reference to section 8, which was passed: 

Resolved, That the eighth section of the tenth Canon be 
amended, by striking out the last clause of said section, beginning 
with the words, " In the case of non-contributing parishes." 

The Kev. J. W. Shackelford, Chairman of the Committee on 
the mode of electing a Bishop, offered the following report, which 
wjis accepted and adopted : 

Resolved, That the election of a Bishop by this body, shall be 
without nomination or discussion of character, under the follow- 
ing rules : 



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L The vote Bhall be by ballot, one clergyman and one layman 
Wag appointed by the Chair, as tellers to receive and count the 
votaB of the clergy, and one layman and one clergyman to re- 
mn and count the votes of the laity. 

XL The clergy and the laity, during the progress of the clec- 
tioD, shall be seated separately, as may be directed by the Chair, 
the delegates of each parish being seated together. 

m The clergy and the delegates of the several parishes shall, 
M called, respectively deposit their votes in the ballot boxes, ^e 
■ame of each clergyman and of each parish being distinctly an- 
Bonnced at the time of giving the vote, but no one shall be deemed 
Netted, withoat the coiicurrence of a majority of the votes of each 
ttder present and voting, and that a blank ballot shall be con- 
ntered a vote. * 

The Bev. Mr. Merritt, from the Committee on the Application 
of New Parishes, reported that that of Trinity Churcli, Hights- 
town, had been made correct, and on motion the parish was ad- 
■ittcd into union with this Convention. 

Tlu Convention then proceeded to the election of officers, 
nd the vote for members of the Standing Committee was taken 
Ij Older. 

The vote of the Rev. Joshua Smith was challenged, but the 
challenge was not sustained by the Convention, the. vote being : 

Ayes of the Clergy, 15 ; nays of the Clergy 3o. . 

Ayes of the Laity, 2»5 ; nays of the Laity, 34. 
. DiTided 3. 

The hour of one, then having arrived, the order of the day 
was postponed until the completion of the election of the Stand- 
ing Committee. The following were elected : 

Standing CoAnnTTEE. 

0/ the Clergy, Of the Txiity. 

fiev. James A. Williams. J. C. Garthwaite. 

Alfred Stubbs, D. D., E. B. D. Ogden, 

E. A. Hoffman, D. Babbitt, M. D., 

R N. Merritt, A. Browning. 

On the completion of this vote, the Convention proceeded to 
mllot for Bishop of the Diocese. 

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[ After singing the 5th, 6th, and 7th verses of the Gist Psahn : 

To Thoe, God of hosts, we praj, 
Thy wonted goodness, Lord, renew ; 

From Heaven, Thy throne, this vine survey. 
And her sad state with pity view. 

Behold the vineyard made by Thee, 
Which Thy right hand did guard so long ; ■ 

And keep that branch from danger &eo, 
Which for Thyself Thou mad'st so strong. 

Do Thou convert us, Lord, do Thou 

The lustre of Thy face display ; 
And all the ills we suffer now, 

Like scattered clouds, Bhall pass aif ay. 

Engaging in secret prayer, and uniting in selected collects 8ai<S 
the President, the Chairman appointed as tellers \ 

For the Clerical Vote, For the Laf VoU. 

Kev. J. Kelly, R. Hamilton, Esq., 

P. J. Gray, Esq. Rev. T. F. Billopp, 

The seats for the Clergy and Lay members of the Conventit 
were arranged by tlio Chair. 

The first ballot resulted as follows : 

First Ballot. 
Clerical Vote. Lay Vote, 

Necessary to a choice, 27. Necessary to a choice, 32. 

Milo Mahan, D. D., 24 Milo Mahan, D. D., 2 

W. H. Odenheimcr, D. D., 5 W. H. Odenheimer, D. D., I 
Dr. Littlejohn, 5 Henry J. Morton, D. D., 1 

Henry J. Morton, D. D., 13 E. A. Hoffman, 
J. I. Tucker, 1 Blank, 

E. A. Hoffman, 3 A. B. Paterson, D D., 

A, B. Patterson, D. D., 1 Divided, 

Dr. Littlejohn, 

The Convention then took a recess till 44 P. M. 
Half-past Four, P. M. — On motion the Convention proceed! 
to a second ballot, whicli resulted as follows : 



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Second Ballot. 




Cierical Vote. 




Lay Vote, 




Neceflsary to a choice, 


26. 


Necessary to a choice. 


32. 


Ber. Dr. Mahan, 


23 


Bey. Dr. Maban, 


21 


" « Morton, 


.15 


" Morgan Dix, 


1 


** " Odenhdm^, 


6 


" Dr. Odenheimer, 


11 


" " littlejohD, 


4 


" E. A. Hoffman, 


6 


"* £. A. HoffmaD, 


2 


** Dr. Morton, 


18 


Blank, 


1 


" " Littlejohn, 


3 






Divided, 


2 






Rev. Dr. Cox, 


1 



There being no choice, on motion the Convention proceeded 
to t third ballotf which resulted as follows : 





Third Ballot. 




Clerical Vote. 




Jjoy Vole, 




Neceanzy to a choice, 26. 


Necessary to a choice, 


33. 


fe Dr. Mahan, 


24 


Rev. Dr. Morton, 


18 


" »* Morton, 


16 


" " Mahan, 


22 


" ** Odenheimer, 


4 


" " Odenheimer, 


10 


" " Littlejohn, 


4 


*« " Littlejohn, 


9 


" « Tucker, 


1 


" " Cox, 


1 


" E. A. Hoffman, 


1 


" E. A.Hoffman 


2 


Bank, 


1 


Blank, 


2 



There being no choice, on motion, the Convention proceeded to 
t fourth ballot, which resulted as follows : 



Fouufn 


BALixyr. 




Clerical Vote. 




Lay Vote, 




Necenary to a choice, 


26. 


Necessary to a choice. 


33. 


Be?. Dr. Mahan, 


23 


Rev. Dr. Morton, 


11 


" " Morton. 


15 


" l!. A. Hoffman, 


2 


** " Odenheimer, 


5 


« Dr. Mahan, 


20 


« " Littlejohn, 


5 


" « Littlejohn, 


20 


" E A Hoffman, 


2 


" " Odenheimer, 


9 


IBuk, 


1 


Blank, 


2 



There being no choice, on motion, the Convention proceeded to a 
flfth ballot, which resulted as follows: 



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Fifth Ballot. 


Clerical Vote. 


Lay VoU. 


Necessary to a choice, 26. Necessary to a choice. 


Rev. Dr. Mahan, 


24 Rev. Dr. Mahan, 


« " Morton, 


13 *« « Littl^ohn, 


" " littlejohn, 


9 '' '< Odenheimer, 

• * 


" " Odenheimer, 


2 '' E. A. Hoffman, 


" E. A. Hoffman, 


3 Divided, 



The Rev. Mr. Merritt, from the Committee on Applicati 
New Parishes, reported that, that of Trinity, Red Bank, wai 
rect, and moved its admission into union with the Conventk 

Upon calling the list of delegates, Thomas Morford, 
appeared and took his seat, on which the CJonvAitioa proo 
to a sixth ballot, which resulted as follows : 

Sixth Ballot. 



Clerical Vote, 

Necessary to a choice, 26. 

Rev. Dr. Littlejohn, 23 

" '* Mahan, 22 

'* " Odenheimer, 3 

" E. A. Hoffman, 2 



Lay Vote. 
Necessary to a choice. 

Rev. Dr. Littlejohn, 
Mahan, 
Odenheimer, 

Divided, 



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Tlio Convention then took a recess until 9 p. m. Upa 
assembling the Convention proceeded to a seventh ballot, w 
resulted as follows : 



SEVIiNTH BaTXOT. 



Clerical Vote. 

Necessary to a choice, 26. 

Rev. Dr. Mahan, 29 

•' Littlejohn. 20 

" Odenheimer, 1 

E. A. Hoffman, 1 



Lmf Vote. 
Necessary to a choice, 8 
Rev. Dr. Mahan, 
" ** nttlejohn, 
W. H. Norria, 
Dr. Odenheimer, 
Divided, 

There being no choice, on motion the Convention proceed! 
the eighth ballot, which resulted as follows : 



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EiOBTH Ballot. 

Laxf Vote. 
Necessary to a choice, 33. 
Rev. Dr. Mahan, 33 

'< littlejohn, 33 

" Odenheim^, 7 

Divided, 1 

There beiog no choice, on motion the Convention proceeded to 
iBuitli billot, which resulted as follows : 



Ckricai Vote. 
I^ecessary to a chcnce, 26^. 
lev. Dr. Makan, 29 

* <* Uttlejohn, 21 

<< E. A. Hoffinan, 1 








Ninth Ballot. 




Clerieai Vote. 


Lay Vote, 




Necessary to^a choice, 26. Necessary to a choice. 


32. 


Ber. Dr. Mahan, 


'30 Bev. Dr. Mahan, 


20 


" " littlejohn, 


20 " " littlejohn, 


32 


*• « Tucker, 


1 " M. Dix, 


1 




" Dr. Odenheimer, 


7 




Blank, 


3 



^IWe being no choice, on motion the Convention proceeded to 
^ tenth ballot, which resulted as follows : 

Tenth Ballot. 
Clerical Vote. 
Necessary to a choice, 26. 
^' Milo Mahan, D. D. 30 
A. N. Littlejohn, D.D. 19 
Thomas W. Coit, D. D. 1 
John I. Tucker, D. D. 1 



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Lay Vote, 
Necessary to a choice, 33. 
Rev. MUo Mahan, D. D. 21 
" A. N.Xittlejohn, D.D. 31 
" W. H. Odenheimer, « 8 
Divided, 1 

Rev. E. A. Ploffman, 2 

" A. B. Paterson, D. D. 1 

On motion, the Convention adjourned till 9 o'clock, to-mor- 
roir morning. 

St. Mary's Church, Burlington, May 27, 9 A. M. 

Moming prayer was said by the Rev. Messrs. Thomson and 
jPojgus, the Rev. Messrs. Taylor and C. F. Hoffman reading the 
lenons. 

The Convention was called to order, and upon calling the roll 
Che clergy present were the following : 



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Clarkson Dunn, 
Harry Finch, 
Peter L. Jaques, 
James A. Williams, 
Alfred Stubbs, D. D. 
Samuel W. Hallowell, 
Henry Ii. Shermany 
J. D. Moore, 
Julius David Rose, 
Nathaniel Pettit, 
Marcus F. Hyde, 
David Brown, 
Philemon £. Coe, 
Elvin K. Smith, 
Vandevoort Bruce, 
Joshua Smith, 
Eugene Aug. Hoffman, 
N. W. Camp, D. D. 
J. L. Maxwell, 
R. N. Merritt, 
R. M. Mitcheson, 
Alexander Jones, D. D. 
Horatio Hastings Weld, 
Edward A. Foggo, 
William Herbert Norris, 
William D. Hanson, 
Joseph H. Smith, 
P. Browne Morrison, 
H. C. H. Dudley, 
Robert G. Chase, 

Rev. Wm. 



Rev. Milo Mahan, D. D. 
" John W. Shackelford, 

James S. Bush, 

Charles F. HofTman, 

W. Croawell Doaoe, B. D. 

Hobart Chetwood, B. D. 

Samuel A. Clark, 

Henry Brown, 

Samuel Randall, 

N. Sayre Harris, 

Joseph F. Garri8on,.M. D. 

Horace H. Rdd, 

John Kelly, 

Philander K. Cady, 

Edward M. Pecke, 

Edwin B. Chase, 

Thomas F. Billopp, 

Henry Tullidge, 

Edmund Neville, D. D. 

Horace Hills, 

Wellington Fergus, 

James Thomson, 

T. F. Cornell, 

Gideon J. Burton, 

Richard B. Duane, 

Louis L. Noble, 

James W. Bradin, 

Asa S. Colton, 
Tliomas J. Taylor, 

Wm. Robert Earle, 
N. Dunncll. 



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Upon calling the roll of Lay Deputies, the following 
present : 



Thomas Milnor, 
William A. Rogers, 
Franklin Gauntt, M. D. 
J. Howard Pugh, M, D. 
Isaac B. Parker, 



P. R. Hawley, 
Gabriel West, 
Joseph D. Taylor, 
Francis B. Chetwood, 
Charles A. Darling, 



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H. McDowell, 
John B. Watson, 
John li. BoggSy 
James W. Mecum, 
William T. Mercer, 
Jahex P. Pennington, 
Samuel Meeker, 
John Morrison, 
S. V. Hoffinan, 
George R Datton, 
Robert Hamilton, 
Bennington Gill, 
John Dobbins, 
John L. N. Stratton, 
Benjamin F. Shreve, 
Charles M. Harker, 
John R Goldsboroiigb, 
Samuel 8. Stryker, 
Samuel K. Wilson, 
A. P. Valentine, 
William A. Appleby, 
Thomas C. Throckmorton, 
Daniel B. Rjall, 
A. K. Throckmorton, 
Henry Hartnng, 
Philip Hartung, 
William Rambo, 
Charles Garrison, M. D. 
George Batten, 
Wilfiam Batten, 
Thomas H. Whitney, 
Thomas G. Batten, 
J. C. Haines, 
R. M. Hugg, 
John Sharp, 
Adam C. Davis, 
Joseph T. Morton, 
Virgil Hillyer, 
J. Van Vorst, 



Ogden P. Edwards, 

Joseph H. Thompson, M. D. 

Samuel C. Harbert, 

Jacob G. Tomlin, 

J. Carter Brantingham, 

Hon. Philemon Dickerson, 

Daniel Babbit, M. D. 

Charles Williams, 

Joseph Lovell, 

H. H. Stotesbury, 

Abraham Browning, 

Thomas P. Carpenter, 

Philip J. Gray, 

Richard S. Field, 

John L. McKnight, 

Samuel Rogers, 

Joseph W. Allen, 

James Stratton, 

Robert S. Van Renssalaer, 

Walter Ruthcrfurd, 

Daniel Holsman, 

Robert S. Swords, 

Nathan Thorp, 

Frederick B. Ogden, 

Edgar Brodhead, 

IIoQ. Wm. P. Robeson, 

Edwin R Crane, M. D. 

John L. Linton, 

Charles Stokes, 

Caleb Perkins, 

J. C. Garthwaite, 

H. G. Darcy, 

Evan Griffith, 

W. P. Bleeker, 

Moses Jarvis, 

Henry Macfarlan, 

Hon. E. B. D. Ogdon, 

James C. Carter. 

Samuel Bailey, Jr., 



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John Williams, 
John Rutherford, 
James H. Duddy, 
John J. Smith, 
John R. Armstrong, 
George A. Mayhew, 
John V. Cox, 
Samuel M. Hitchcock, 
Isaac R. Cornell, 
Charles Eldred, 
Reese Morris, 
Alfred M. Tredwell, 
Ellis Potter, 
John Hone. 
S. M. Chambers, 
Charles Comwell, 



Israel D. Condit, 
William Marshall, 
Edmund West, 
Francis J. Conover, 
Abraham Everet, 
Jesse Willianm, 
William Cleveland, 
Jeremiah E. Carj, 
Joel W. Condit, 
John M. Livingston, 
Jabez W. Hayes, 
G. L. Brooks, M. D. 
Owen Doremus, 
Charles John Seymour, 
Lucius Comstock, M. D. 
James A. Fen wick. 



The minutes of the preceding day were read and ace 
On motion the Convention proceeded to the eleventh ballo 



Cleit'cal Vote. 
Necessary to a choice, 26. 
Rev. Dr. Mahan, 30 

Littlejohn, 6 

Odenlieimer, 14 






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ELEVEin^H Ballot. 

Lc^ VoU. 
Necessary to a choice, 
Rev. Dr. Mahan, 

" Littlejohn, 
^^ Odenheimer, 
Tucker, 1 Blank, 

There being no choice, the Convention proceeded t 
twelfth ballot, which resulted as follows : 

Twelfth Ballot. 
Clerical Vote. Lay Vote, 

Necessary to a choice, 26. Necessary to a choice. 

Rev. Dr. Mahan, 30 Rev. Dr. Mahan, 

'* " Littlejohn, 3 " " Littlejohn, 

•' " Odenheimer, 17 " " Odenheimer, 

'' " Tucker, 1 Blank, 

On motion the Convention took a recess till 12 M. 
At 13 M. the Convention was called to order. The Re 
Mahan withdrew his name. 



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On motion the CoDvention proceeded to the 18th ballot, 
which reeolted as follows : 

Thirteenth Ballot. 

Clerical Vote. Lay Vote. 

NecesBaiy to a choice, 26. Necessary to a choice, 32. 

Rev. Dr. Odenheimer, 36 Rev. Dr. Odenheimer, 56 

•* " Mahan, 6 " " Littlejohn, 4 

« « Littlejohn, 6 Divided, 1 

Blank, 3 

The President announced that the Kev. Wm. H. Odenhdmer, 
D.D., having received a majority of the votes of both orders, 
vtt elected Bishop. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Mahan, seconded by J. C. Garth- 
vnie,£gq, the Convention unanimously declared that tlie Rev. 
Wniam Henry Odenheimer, D. D., Rector of St. Peter's Church 
Pluhdelphia, b elected Bishop of New^ersey. On motion of 
the Rev. E. A. Hoffman, 

^^ttdj That a Committee, consisting of three clergymen and two 
ttJBNi^ be appointed to wait on the Rev. Dr. Odenheimer; and inform 
him of his election. 

On motion, the President was authorized to appoint the Com- 
mittee. The President appointed the Rev. Dr. Mahan, the Rev. 
^ A. Hoffman, the Rev. J. F. Garrison, M. D , and Messrs. A. 
Browning and R S. Field. 

^e Rev. Mr. Dunn, the senior Presbyter of the Diocese, 
roee and stated that this was the birthday of our beloved Bishop, 
*nd the day of the month, and almost the hour of the day on 
*wdi he entered into his rest, and connecting with this, thouna- 
"™»^of the election just announced proposed that the Conven- 
"** nnite in singing the Gloria in Excelsia ; after which, it was, 

^tolvtdj That the Standing Committee be authorized and requested 

^ t»ke all necessary measures to obtain the consecration of the Rev. 

"illiam H. Odenheimer, D. D., this day elected Bishop. 

J^ved. That the Testimonials for the consecration of the Bishop 

e/eet be immediately signed by the Clergy and Laity of this Conven- 

Hob. 

The Convention then proceeded to sign the following testi- 
mooial of the Bishop elect ; and the elections were postponed 
io the afternoon seBsion. 



TESHMOMIAL. 

<< We whose names are underwritten, fbllj sennble how ii 
portant it is that the sacred office of a Bishop should not 
unworthily conferred, and firmly persuaded that it is our dntj 
bear testimony on -this solemn occasion, without partiaHtf 
affection, do, in the presence of Almighty Grod, testify that 

The Rev. William Henrt Odenheimer, D. D., 
is not, so far as we are informed, justly liable to evil repo 
either for error in religion or for viciousness in life ; and that 
do not know or believe there is any impediment on account 
which he ought not to be consecrated to that holy office. 

" We do moreover jointly and severally declare that we do 
our conscience believe him to be of such suffidency in go 
learning, such soundness in the >iaith, and of such virtuous a 
pure manners and godly conversation, that he is apt and meet 
exercise the office of a Bishop, to the honour of Grod and the edi 
ing of His Church, and to be a wholesome example to the flock 
Christ. 

" In Witness whereof, we hereunto set our hands, in the dtf 
Burlington, thb twenty seventh day of May, in the year of 
Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine. 

"James A. Williams, President 

" Wm. Cboswell Doane, B. D., Secretary. 

Clarkson Dunn, Samuel A. Clark, 

Harry Finch, Henry Brown, 

Peter L. Jaques, Samuel Randall, 

Alfred Stubbs, Horace Hall Reid, 

S. W. Ilallowell, J. F. Garrison, 

Henry Beers Sherman, John Kelly, 

J. D. Moore, Philander K Cady, 

J. J. Bowden, E. M. Pecke, 

J. D. Ros6, Edwin B. Chase, 

Nathaniel Pettit, Henry TuUidge, 

M. F. Hyde, Horace Hills, 

Philemon E. Coe, Charles Arey, 

Elvin K. Smith, N. Sayre Harris, 

Hannibal Goodwin, James Thomson, 

y. Bruce, John Nicholas Stansl 



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Joshua Smitb, 

En^eAugaa Hoffman, 

X. L* Maxwell, 

Bo1)ertN. Merritty 

Alcainder Jonefl, D. D., 

FE. Hastings Weld, 

EUlwardA. Foggjo, 

IWin. Herbert Norria, 

BiIiloMahan, D.D., 

JohnW. Shackelford, A. M., 

JTsunes S. Bash, A«M., 
C^lnrks Fred. Hoffman, A. M., 
IXcbarkChetwood, B. D., 
>V. ForgaB, 

Job. H. 

J. R Parker, 
"Hmdim Milnor, 
"Williain A. Rogers, 
J. Howard Pugh, 
<^ohn D. Moore, 
H. McDowell, 
Franklin Grauntt, 
John R Watson, 
J- lAwrence Boggs, 
^.BaddiffHawley, 
!»• Williamson, 
Pgden P. Edwards, 
^les A DarHng, 
^' R Chetwood, 
^ C. Harbert, 
^^ II. Thompson, 
James W. Mecum, 
& V. Hoffman, 
6«orge R Dutton, 
Bobert Hamilton, 
J< K. Gouldsborough, 
Beojamin F. Sbreve, 
Charles M. Harker, 



Thomas F. Billopp, 
Thomas F. Cornell, 
G. J. Burton, 
Richard B. Duane, 
Louis L. Noble, 
J. W. Bradin, 
Robert G. Chase, 
Wm. D. Hanson, 
Horatio T. Wells, 
Thomas J. Taylor, 
Thomas Lyle, 
William R Earle, 
H. C. Hamilton Dudley, 
P. B. Morrison, 
Smith, 

Samuel S. Stryker, 
John R. DiU, 
Israel D. Condi t, 
Samuel Bailey, 
W. A. Appleby, 
A. P. Valentine, 
Daniel B. Ryall, 
A. R. Throckmorton, 
Edgar Brodhcad, 
Thomas H. Whitney, 
Lucius J. Comstock, 
J. Stokes Cole, 
Bennington Gill, 
James A. Duddy, 
George A. Mayhew, 
John V. Cox, 
S. M. Hitchcock, 
Joel W. Condit, 
John M. Livingston, 
E. B. Dayton Ogden, 
James C. Carter, 
James F. Melliss, 
D. Babbitt, 



John L. N. Stratton, 

John Dobbins, jun. , 

Charle8 St. John Seymour, 

Robert F. Brower, 

Dnniel Dodd, 

J. 1*. Pennington, 

Samuel Meeker, 

A. C. Davis, 

John Sharp, 

Charles Garrison, 

J. W. Miller, 

Jos. Lovell, 

Henry H. Stotesbury, 

Alfred Barnard, 

Nathan Thorp, 

Moses R Jarvis, 

J. C. Garthwaite, 

11. G. Darcy, 

J. W. Hayes, 

R S. Van Rensselaer, 

James Stratton, 

John L. Blake, 



Wm. P. Bleecker, 
Ph. Dickerson, 
Jos. D. Taylor, 
Alfred M. Treadwdl, 
J.J. Spencer, 
John Hone, 
Robert S. Swords, 
A. Browning, 
Thomas P. Carpenter, 
James A. Fen wick, 
John S. Linton, 
Charles Stokes, 
Caleb Perkins, 
J. Cary, 

Joseph T. Morton, 
Virgil Hillyer, 
John Van Vorst, 
Wm. P. Robeson, 
James Hartung, 
Philip Hartung, 
Evan Griffith. 



The report of the Treasurer was read, and referred to the R^ 
£. A. Hoffman, and John V. Cox, Esq., with authority to 
tify and print 

The motion to amend Article IV. , section 3, of the Constita- 
tion, by inserting after the words ''one or more deputies," tht 
words "not exceeding three," which was passed at the last 
Convention, and lay over for adoption to this ConyentioRi wm 
adopted, the vote being taken by orders. 

Ayes, of the Clergy, 27 ; Nays, 2. 
« " Laity, 28; « 7. 

The Committee appointed at the last Convention on the legacy 
of Mr. John Bayncs, reported progress and desired to be con- 
tinued ; which was done. 

On motion, the Convention took a recess till 4i P. M. 

44 P. M. 

The Convention assembled. On motion, they continued tlM 
election of officers, when the following were elected : 



DEPUTIES TO THE OEETESAL COirVEMTION. 

Of the Clergy, Of the Laky, 

Ser. Milo Mahan, D.D., Daniel B. Kyall, 

Alfred Stubbs; D.D., J. W. MUler, 

Clarkson Dunn, J. R. Thompson, 

John Kelly. T. P. Carpenter. 

8UPPI-£MESTAL DEPUTIES. 

Of the Clergy, Of the Laity, 

KeT. D. Brown, S. V. Hoffman, 

V. Bmce, J. W. Gondii, 

£. K. Smith, H. IMacFarlan, 

T. F. Billopp. B. Williamson. 

^ motion to amend Canon Y., section 1, by adding after 
^ report" in the fourth line from the end, '^ he shall also make 
ik statement of condition of the Sunday Schools in his parish ; of 
tlie amount of the Communion Alms ; the contributions for 
If iraons, Diocesan, T>omestic, and Foreign ; for Parochial 
Schools, and for Church purposes in general," was referred to the 
followmg committee : Rev. Messrs. Garrison and Kelly, and £. B. 
!>• Ogden and H. MacFarlan, to report at the next Convention. 
Tbe following proposed addition to Canon 1st was lost on a 
^Tinon: 

Which list shall be read previous to the organization of the Con- 
▼entioo, and as the basis of its organization, subject to the after 
*n>oiuiiiient of the Convention. 

On motion, Resolved, that a Committee be appointed by the 
Chair lo make application to the Legislature for a charter in- 
corporating seven Trustees, as Trustees of the Episcopal Fund 
of the Diocese of New Jersey : 

The Chair appointed Messrs. J. L. N. Stratton, Robert Ham- 
ilton, I D. Condit, II. G. Darcy, S. Meeker, and T. Wliitney. 
On motion, Resolved, that the Rev. Milo Mahan, D.D., be 
requested to furnish to tlie President pi-o tern, of this Convention 
a copy of his memorial sermon upon the life and character of 
the late Bishop Doane, for publication by the Convention. 

Ou motion. Resolved, by virtue of the power conferred by 
CaDOn 11 of the Canons of this Diocese, that the Vestry of each 
2'arwh and Church shall pay at the next Annual Convention, to 
^e Treasurer thereof, such sum as will be equal to per cent- 



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on the salary paid by it to its Clergyman, for the purpose of 
paying the salary for the current year of the Bishop elect. 

JResolvedy That each Parish or Church be recommended to pay 
the amount to the Treasurer in quarterly pajrments, dating from 
the flrst day of June next. 

That the salary of the Bishop shall be three thousand dollars 
for the coming year. 

On motion, licsolvcd, that the Standing Committee have power 
to fill the blank and carry out the object of the resolution. 

On motion, Resolved, that the thanks of this Convention be 
presented to the President, Secretary, and Assistant Secretary, 
for the faithful and acceptable manner in which they have dis- 
charged their duties. 

On motion, Resolved, that 1000 copies of the journal be 
printed. 

Tlie following preamble and resolution were adopted : 

Whereasj St. Andrew's Church, Amwell, at Lambertville, waa^ in 
couscquence of its embarrassment in building, sold lost June, and the 
WardcuildandVoHtry buying the Church and borrowing the money, are 
not able to make up the interest, and respectfully ask the aid 
of this Convention: Therefore, Resolved, that the Treasurer of the 
Convention bo authorized to give an order to the Wardens and Vestry 
of St. Andrcw'8 Church at Lambcrtvillc to draw the interest from the 
fund of tho Clinton Church, till such time as they can liquidate or 
discharge that loan. 

On motion, the Convention confirmed the nomination of 
the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese of the Rev. W. 
Fergus, to be missionary on the Olden Foundation to the Pines* 

On motion, the Rule of Order was suspended requiring the 
reading of the minutes. 

On motion, the reading of the minutes was dispensed with. 

After singing the L. M. Doxology, with prayer and the bene- 
diction by the President, the Convention adjourned sine die. 

James A. Wiluams, President. 

Wm. Croiwell Doank, Secretary. 



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CHURCHES AND CHAPELS 

nr THB DIOOESE OF VSW^JERSET; 

With the date of their origin, as near as could be ascertained, 
or of their admission into union with the Convention. 

St. Petcr^s Church, Perth Amboy, before 1700, probably 1685. 

Christ Church, Shrewsbury and Middlctown, 1702. 

8t. Mary's Church, Burlington, 1704. 

St. John's Church, Elizabethtown, 1704. 

St. John's Church, Salem, 1721. 

Trinity Church, Newark, 1725. 

Christ Church, New-Brunswick, 1742-43. 

St Michael's Church, Trenton, 1751. 

Christ Church, Newton, 1759. 

Christ Church, Allentown, before the Revolution. 

Christ Church, Johnsonburgh. 

Trinity Church, Woodbridge, before the Revolution. 

St James* Church, Piscatawa, before the Revolution. 

St. Mary's Church, Colestown, before the Revolution. 

St. Peter's Church, Spottswood, 1756. 

St Peter's Church, Freehold, 1788, probably much earlier. 

St. James' Church, Knowlton, 1788. 

St. John's Church, Chew's Landing, 1791, probably earlier. 

St Peter's Church, Berkeley, 1791, probably earlier, 

St Thomas' Church, Glassborough, 1791. 

Trinity Church, Swedesborough, 1792. 

St George's Church, Penn's Neck, 1792. 

St Stephen's Church, Mullica Hill, 1823. 

St Thomas' Church, Alexandria. 

St Matthew's Church, Jersey City, 1824. 

St Pail's Chnrch, Paterson, 1824. 

St Mark's Church, Orange, 1827. 

St Peter's Church, Morristown, 1827. 

St Lake's Church, Hope, 1828. 

St Paul's Church, Camden, 1830. 

Trinity Church, Princeton, 1833. 

Christ Church, Bordentown, 1835. 

Christ Church, Belleville, 1830. Formerly Chapel of Trinity, 

St Paul's Church, Rah way, 1836. [Newark. 

St Paul's Church, Hoboken, 1836. 

Trinity Chapel, Moravia. 



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Zion Church, Belvidere. 

St. Ste])hen'8 Church, Beverly, 1837. 

Grace Church, Newark, 1837. 

Trinity Church, Moorestown, 1838. 

Calvary Church, Flcmington, 1843. 

Grace Cliurch, Haddonfield, 1843. 

Trinity Cliurch, Fairview, 1845. 

St. Andrew's Church, Am well, at Lambertville, 1846. 

Grace Church ^an Voorst, in), Jersey City, 1847. 

St Philip's Church, Newark, 1848. 

St. Matthew's Church, Newark, 1848. 

St. Thomas' Church, Vernon, 1848. 

St. Paul's Church, Trenton, 1849. 

Ascension Church, Gloucester, 1849. 

Grace Church, Klizabethport, 1850. 

Trinity Church, IVIiddletown Point, 1850. 

House of Prayer, Newark, 1851. 

Christ Free Mission Church, Newark, 1852. 

St. John's Church, Somenille, 1852. 

St. John's Church, Camden, 1852. 

Church of the Holy Trinity, Hudson, 1852. 

St. John's Church, Dover, 1852. 

St. Paul's Church, Newark, 1853. 

Christ Church, Elizabethtown, 1853. 

St. Steplien's Church, Millville, 1853. 

St. James' Church, Long Branch, 1854. 

St. Stephen's Church, South Amboy, 1854. 

Trinity Church, Hoboken, 1854. 

Grace Church, Orange, 1854. 

Grace Church, Plainfield, 1854. 

St. Ikrnab.'Ls' Church, Newark, 1855. 

St. Peter's Church, Newark, 1855. 

St. Mark's Church, Newark, 1855. 

Grace Church, Madison, 1855, 

Church of the Kcdccmer, Morristown, 185G. 

Trinity Church, Jersey City, 1856. 

St. Barnabas' Free Mission Chapel, Burlington, 1857. 

St. John s Church, Paterson, 1857. 

St. Luke's Church, Philipsburgh, 1857. 

SL Luke's Cliurch, AVest Bloomiield. 

Church of the Good Shepherd, Fort Lee, 1858. 

Grace Church, Pemberton, 1858. 

Chri?t Church, Bloomtield, 1859. 

Trinity Church, Trenton, 1859. 

St. Johh's Church, AVest Hoboken, 1859. 

Christ Church, Bergen, 1859. 

Trinity Cliurch, Bed Bank, 1859. 

St. James' Church, Hackettstown, 1859. 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 



ST. MARY'S CHURCH, BURLINGTON. 

THS RIT. CHAELSS FREDIRICK HOFFMAN, MINISTER IN CHAROI. 

Nomber of families, 114; individuals, about 750; baptisms, (adults 
17, cbildren 17,) 34 ; confirmed, 77 ; marriage, 1 ; burials, 18 ; com- 
iBmiicants, present number, about 300 ; tbe Holy Communion celebra- 
ted every Sunday and all Holy days ; in private 6 times ; Catechists 
and Snodsy School Teachers, male 1, female 10, total, 11 ; number of 
children taught the Catechism openly in the Church, about 50 ; num. 
to of times, 12 ; Sunday School Library, 150 ; celebration of Divino 
SciTice,aboat 700 times. 

Offerings: Missions of the Diocese, $66 30; Fund for Aged and 
Infinn Clergymen, $12 13 ; General Protestant Episcopal Sunday 
SchoolUoioD, and Church Book Society, $5 95 ; Domestic Committee , 
$11757; for the Poor, and for Parish purposes^ $863 32 ; Church pur- 
P<>wt, not included in the above, $45 40. 

1^ report is necessarily very imperfect, on account of the 
RMtor*! death ; which rendered it impossible to get the full statis- 
tiM of the Parish. 
*I^ following, was the instinctive expression of the grief of the 

ptmhioners of St. Mary's Church, on the death of their beloved 
Rector: 

PREAMBLE AND RESOLUTIONS, 

^^^ by the Wardens and Vestry of St. Mary^s Church, Burling. 
ton, Sev-Jersey, April 28, 1859. 

** Forasmuch as it hath pleased Almighty God, in His wise providence, 

to take out of this world the soul " of our deceased Bishop and Rec- 

^h ilie Rt. Rev. George W. Doanb, D. D., LL.D. ; and whereas, his 

"ft was devoted to the services of his Divine Master, and his labors 

were iocessant while he lived : and whereas, he was the instructor of 

tke ooiflformed ; the protector and friend of the humble and destitute ; 

we comforter of the desolate ; the adviser of the weak and erring ; 

wd minister and father for all : "We, the Wardens and Vestrymen of 

St. Kary^s Church, Burlington, New-Jersey, who have so often, and 

•0 recently met him at this council-board, who, having been in intimate 

daily intercourse with him for a long series of years, and knowing him 

best, lament him most, and who now so poignantly realize his absence 

00 thiB mournful occasion ; for ourselves, and for those we represent, 

deem it proper to manifest some expression, however feeble and in. 

adequate, of oar profound sorrow. Therefore, 

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1. Resolved, That while we how in humble submissioD to His wfll, 
who, fur some pood cause, has seen fit " to visit us with trouble, and 
to bring distress upon us," wc desire to record these expressions of 
our profound respect and love for our late Rt. Rev. Father and Rector. 

2. Reiolvidt That during the period of the twcnty-seTen yean of 
his Episcopate, and the twenty-six uf his Rectorship of this Chueby 
he faithfully di}<charged, with the greatest acceptance, all bis duties is 
Bishop of this Dioocse, and as Rector of this Church, and his nnmer- 
ous other duties, which he undertook with cheerfulness, and whieh 
few other men could have borne. 

3. Rcsoivcd, That wo deeply sympathize with his afflicted fimilyv 
who, by the dispensation of Divine Providence, have been depriTed 
of a most loving father, husband, and brother. 

4. Rcsolvcdj That, as an expression of our regard for his memoiiy, 
the Church shall he draped in mourning. 

5. Resolved, That we will attend the funeral (subject to the ooneor* 
rence of the Diocesan Standing Committee) in the badges of mourning. 

r>. Resolved^ That we recommend €»very member of the congre- 
gation uf St. Mary's Church, to wear crape on the left arm during the 
procession and ceremonies of the day of burial. 

7. Resolved, That this Preamble and Resolutions be signed bj the 
Curate of the Parish, and Wardens, and Vestrymen, and published in 
" The Churchman,'^ " Banner of the Cross,'* •* Episcopal Rttwdtr!' 
** Church Journal,'^ and '* The New- Jersey Dollar Neicspaper ;** tad 
also, that a co]>y i)c made, and sent by the Clerk of the Vesby, to 
the ufllicted family of our late beloved I3ishop and Rector. 

Charles F. Hoffbian, Ctiraie, 

Wardens : 
Thomas Milnor, | William A. Rogers. 

Visirt/men : 



J. B. Jones, 

Franklin (Iai-ntt, M. D., 
Charles Gauntt, 
Samuel Rogers, 



Eli AS IIowELL, 
J. Howard Pugh, M.D., 
Hamilton McDowell, 
William J. Watson. 



ST. PKTER'S CIirRCII, PERTH AMBOY. 

THE KEV. ALEXANDER JONES, D. D. RECTOR ELECT- 

Number of families, 13 ; baptisms, (adult 1, infants 11,) 1:3 ; confin 
tions, 9; marriarrcs, 3; burials, 11 ; communicants, added, 13 ; removedy 
5 ; died, f2; whole number 70 ; Sunday School| Scholars ll2; TeaelK 
ers, 13 ; Library, volumes, 400. 

Contributions : MiHsionary in Kansas, Si?d ; China MissioDi 9I7« 
General Domestic, $53 5v! ; Foreign Missions, Africa, $120; 
purposes: includinjr cost of a handsome, substantial Church 
fence of iron, presented by Mrs. James Parker, and a fej 
Parish ; also, a new bell, presented by the Senior 
Watson, Esq., and Alois for the Poor : $1/250 00. 




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CHRIST CHURCH, SHREWSBURY. 

THE RET. HARBT FINCH^ RECTOR. 

Number of £unilie8, about 20 ; baptisms, (adults 4, infants 4,) 8; con- 
fcmed, S of the Parish at Long Branch, 1 at Shrewsbury ; marriages* 
4; bariab, 16; communicants, added 2, about 25; Parish school, 
teacher, John N. Still, free for colored children, scholars between the 
ages of 5 and 18 years, 123 ; Sunday School Teachers, 3 ; Scholars 
tad catechimiene, about 25 ; Library, about 200 volumes. 

Ofierings: Communion, S12 90 ; Incidental expenses, $12 24 ; £x- 

penietof Convention, &c., S2 29 ; Mission of Diocese, $11 91 ; As- 

Kssment, |9 00 ; Episcopal fund, $C 91 ; Aged and Infirm Clergymen, 

Si 68; Foreign mi8sion9,.$l 70 ; Sunday School, $1 79 ; total, $61 42. 

TRINITY CHURCH, RED BANK. 

THE BEY.- WM. N. DUNNELL, DEACON, MISSIONARY. 

Nomber of families represented, 54 ; communicants, about 60 ; bap- 
tiiBi,idQlt 1, infants 2; confirmed, April 10th, 6 ; Sunday School 
SciuUn,38; Teachers, 8. 

Offerings: Parochial, S48 61 ; Sunday School, $7 40 ; Building fund, 
put rabflcribed, $543 00. Service, twice every Sunday, and Holy 
diyi; Comma nion, first Sunday in'each month ; Sunday School library 
SSOTolnmcs; small Parish library. 

Not having taken charge of this Parish until the 13th of March, 1859, 
I hate bat little to report. There is, however, a very gratifying exhibi- 
tion of zeal and Church fcelin"^ in this section. A fund has been raised 
for the purpose of repairing the Church edifice, and a movement is on 
>oot, to enlarge and extend it : a change which the increasing attend- 
•nce reiKJcrs necessary. 

CHRIST CHURCH, MIDDLETOWN. 

THE REV. E. WHEELER, MINISTER. 

On Easter Tuesday, in April, 1858, I was elected Minister of this 
IHrisb, and continued a morning service in the Church until the expi- 
ration of my engagement, on the 1st of November last. On Easter 
day, April 24, 18-39, I a^^ain officiated in this Church, and administered 
the Holy Communion. On Easter Tuesday I was re-elected Minister 
of the Parish, for the ensuing summer term, (i. c.,) from Easter day 
DBtil the first of November next. 
Xamber of families, (exclusive uf those who reside in the Parish, 



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and attend here during the summer, but who belong to other Chavches,) 
16 ; baptisms, 4 children ; funerals, 1 ; communicants, about 20 ; DWine 
Service, every Sunday morning; Communion on the first Sunday of 
each month. 

Collections: For 1858, $98 99; for 1859, $10 17; total, $109 16; 
April 26, 1859, remitted to J. W. Hayes, for Bishop's visitation, $5 ; 
canon 10, section 4. 

The Church is closed during the winter. The Wardens report one 
funeral during the winter of 1858-^59. During the last three wiiiten 
I have resided in Brooklyn, New York. I returned there on the first 
of last November, and on the invitation of the Wardens and Vestry- 
men of the Parish of St. Stephen, Fifth Avenue, South Brooklyn, I 
officiated tliere on every Sunday aAcrnoon, from Christmas to Easter; 
ajnd baptized one infant. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, ELIZABETH. 

THE REV. SAMUEL A. CLAUK, RECTOR. 

Baptisms, (adults 4, infants 27,) 31 ; confirmed, 40; marriages, 5; 
funerals, 8 ; communicants, (added anew 30, removed into the Fariih 
15,) 45 ; died 2, removed from the Parish 15, total 17 ; present num- 
ber, 197; Sunday Schools, 2; Teachers, 23; Pupils, 160; TTIM-fc 
classes, 2; Pupils, 25 ; Parish library about 300 volumes; 
School library, 1,000 volumes. Children catechised, monthly. 

Offerings : Foreign missions, $200 85 ; Domestic missions, $100 03 
Protestant Episcopal Missionary Society in New Jersey, S188 85f (a 
these amounts, $1:21 ii'2 were given by the Bible classes and Sunda~ 
Schools ;) other contributions, $1,180 59. Total, Sl,760 32.* 

On Christmas day, a complete silver communion service was pi 
sentcd to the Church, by two ladies, communicants of St. John* 
Church. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, SALEM. 

THE REV. TIIOS. F. BILLOPP, RECTOR. 

Number of families, GO ; communicants, removed 4, died 3, added 
9, present number 78 ; baptisms, (adults 5, infants 11,) 16 ; burials, 8; 
marriages, 1 ; Sunday School Teachers, 8 ; Sunday School Schol- 
ars, 58. 

Offerings : Salary of the Bishop for 1858, §64 00 ; Salary of the 
Bishop, in part, for 1857, $18 85; assessment for Conventional ei- 

* The attovo rloeM not include pew rents and a£-«essmcut«. ui>on which hart bMn ft- 
oeivod $2004 G5. 



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penaes, for 1858. $13 50 ; assessment for ConTentional expenses, for 
1857, $13 50 ; Domestic missions, $10 50 ; Missions, Rev. Lloyd 
Breck, $35 00; Foreign missions, $28 50; Alms of the Church, $138 
97 ; other purposes, $950 00. Total, $1,302 82. 

There have been- no confirmations in this Church, in consequence 
of the lamented death of the Bishop of the Diocese. A small class of 
eandidates had been prepared, who were hopefully anticipating his ap- 
pointed visit in April last. A Bible class have received instructions 
weekly, for the past six months. 

CHRIST CHUBCn, NEW BRUNSWICK. 

THE REV. ALFRED 8T(7BRS, RECTOR. 

Baptiams^ (infants 10, adults 3,) 22 ; confirmed^ 10 ; communicants 
150; marriages, 7; burials, 8. Missions — Domestic, $85; Foreign 
30; Diocesan, $127; Episcopal fund, $92; Sick and Disabled Clergy 
fund, 133 ; Parochial purposes. $7t)0. 

Besides the celebration of Divine Service on Sundays, the Church 
it open for prayer on Wednesday, Friday, and Holy days. Special 
Bemces are held during the seasons of Advent and Ijcnt. A Bible 
ditt istanght on Friday aflemoonf after evening prayer. The children 
xveateehised by the Rector in the Sunday School, and openly in the 
Clireh. 

CHRIST CHURCH, NEWTON. 

THE REV. NATHANIEL PETTIT, RECTOR. 

Families, 60 ; baptism, (infants,) 11 ; confirmed, 8 ; marriages 9 ; fu- 
icials, 1:2 ; communicants, died 3, removed 2, added 10, total 55 ; Gat- 
^ciusts and Sunday School Teachers, (male 3, female 5,) 8 ; catechu- 
nuns, 70; Sunday School library, 300 volumes; Bible class, 1. The 
Iidies of the congregation have done a good work in distributing gar- 
nieats, and otherwise administering to the wants of the poor, during 
tfce wiuter. Divine Service is celebrated twice every Sunday, on 
Ash-Wednesday, the Fridays of Lent, and Thanksgiving day. Th 
Holy Communion is celebrated monthly, and on the great festivals. 

Offerings : Episcopal fund, $40 ; Missions of the Diocese, $30 05 ; 

£tfhop*s travelling expenses, S5 ; Convention assessment, $7 50 ; Fund 

for Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $5 ; Foreign missions, SIO ; Sunday 

School oflferings to Indian missions at Green Bay, $13 ; for increasing 

Senday School library, $24; for the Poor, $14 50 ; distribution of 

Tracts, $5 34 ; for other purposes $3*25 00. Total, $479 35. 



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CHRIST CHURCH, ALLENTOWN. 

THK BET. EDWARD A. FOOOO, RECTOE. 

Baptized, (infants 6, adult 1,) 7 ; Sunday School Schdan, 40 
Teachers^ 5 ; communicants, removed 4, present number 34. 

There has been a steady increase in the attendance un the PuUio 
Seryices, and a good deal of interest manifested by this little flock. I 
have held alternate services at Hightstown and Crosswicks, where 
the attendance has been remarkably good ; and the prospect of building 
a Church in both places, appears encouraging. A fine lot haa been 
given by two devoted members of the Church in Hightstown. The Par- 
ish of Trinity Church has been organized, and was received into the 
Convention May 26, and we expect to announce shortly the erection 
of a Church. 

Collected for Missions, $10 ; for Church purposes, 8400. 

TRINITY CHURCH, WOODBRIDGE. 

THE REV. EUGENE AUG. HOFFMAN, MI8810NABT. 

A service is held in this Parish, in the Presbyterian House of Wor- 
ship^ which is kindly loaned for our use, every Sunday afternoon. Tho 
Missionary has been compelled, in consequence of his duties in Chiul 
Church, Elizabeth, to devolve most of the services on his asaiatuiti 
the Rev. J. M. Henderson. A congregation averaging from fifty la 
one hundred persons, is readily gathered, and everything seems to 
promise a revival of this ancient Parish. Eleven hundred doUarshava 
been collected towards the rebuilding of the Church ; and the Vestiy 
purpose to erect, during the coming summer, a brick Chapel on the 
site of the old Church. There have been four baptisms, (3 adoHs, 9 
infants,) one confirmation, and one burial. 

There has been contributed through the ofi!ertory, for Diocesan mis- 
sions, $4 59 ; for Parochial purposes, $99 G8. Total, $104 27. 

ST. ANDREWS CHURCH, MT. HOLLY. 
wardens' report. 

Families, 75 ; baptisms, (infants,) 8 ; marriages, 5 ; burials, 3 ; eooL 
municants, 95; Sunday School Teachers, male 7, female 18, total 95 ■ 
catechumens, 210; Parish Library, 65; Sunday School library, 898; 
celebration of Divine Service, Sundays, morning and afternoon, ChrisU 
mas and Good Friday, and every Wednesday afternoon, with a ser- 
mon, until April last. Communion, monthly. 

Offerings : Diocesan missions, $44 30 ; Bible and Common Prayer 



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Book Society, $8 35; Board of Hissions, Domestic Committee, $70; For- 
tign Committee, $37 ; for the Poor, S85 ; Parish purposes, $10 ; Church 
purposes, not included in above, SSOO. Total, $1,0R4 55. No visita- 
tioD by the Bishop. Our Pastor, Rot. 6. T. Morehouse, departed this 
life, the lOUi day April last, and since that time, serrice has been held 

k the Charch on Sundays, morning and afternoon, and the Holy Com- 

snnioii administered, once. 

ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH, TRENTON. 

THE BET. RICB'd B. DUANE, RECTOR. 

Nimber of familes, 130, (and 57 individuals;) total number of indi- 

▼idoilB, 580 ; baptisms, (adults 8, infants 37,) 35 ; no Episcopal visi- 

tatiim; a class waiting for confirmation; communicants, received 10, 

admitted 3d, died 2, removed 5, stricken off 2, withdrawn 17, present 

lofflber 153 ; marriages, 8 ; burials 1 1 ; Sunday Schools, 2 ; Teachers, 

30; Scholars, 250 ; Parish and Sunday School library, 500 volumes. 

Offisciags : Diocesan assessment, $25 ; Bishop's travelling expenses, 

ts: Diocesan Missions, (through Protestant Episcopal Missionary 

Soeirtjr, in the State of New Jersey,) S18G 00 ; Domestic missions, 

(1)3 41 (broagh Episcopal Missionary Association fur the West,) $30 

41; Foreign missions, 8122 9U ; Young Men's Christian Association of 

Trentoi, 879 00; for the Poor, $75 58; Sunday School purposes, 

M 30; Parish purposes, (to Easter,) $2,855 72. Total, S3, 137 00. 

Tike seventeen communicants, reported as withdrawn, formed the 

udeuof the new Parish of Trinity Church, Trenton. Of the above, 

Sxkluand 11 infants were baptized; 2 communicants received, and 

S KJmitted, under the Rectorship of the Rev. Samuel Clements, who 

Rv^the Parish, June 30, 1858. The present Hector took charge 

ODtbelst of September. Of the two Sunday Schools reported, one 

u onder the charge o'', and taught by members of St. Michaers, in the 

Sandajr School room of St. Paul's, South Trenton, (which Church has 

^ closed for several years. Of the contributions, S5 81 for For- 

ci^t aod S5 78 for Domestic missions, is from said School ; and S45 

^ Foreign, and $48 for Diocesan missions, from the main School of 

Si Michaers. 

Tbe condition of St. Michael's may be reported as in most resi)ects 

<Koaiaging. The income of the Church has more than recovered 

/nun the diminntion occasioned by the formation of Trinity Parish ; 

Ihe Sunday School is large, and the number of communicants increased. 

God hath set before us an open door. May we have grace to enter in, 

aod occupy for Him. 



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ST. PETER'S CHURCH, SPOTTSWOOD. 

THE RET. THOMAS LYLE, DEACON; MINISTER. 

Number of families, 51 ; individuals, about S40 ; baptisnui, (infiuto 
24; adults 3,) 27 ; confirmed, 5 ; marriages, 1 ; burials, 13 ; commoni" 
cants, added 17, removed 3, deceased 1, present number 64 ; catechiste 
and Sunday School Teachers, 7 ; Sunday School scholars, 50 ; munber 
of children taught the Catechism openly in the Church; 50 ; times, 
once every Lord's day ; Sunday School library, 00 volumes ; celebn- 
tion of Divine Service, Sundays twice, once a month, three times; 
also, on all Wednesdays and Holy days, twice a week in Lent, and 
daily in Holy Week. At the neighboring villages of Old Bridge and 
Matchaponix, once a month each. , 

OflTerings and Collections : Episcopal fund and Bishop's visitatiOD, 
$17 ; Diocesan Missions, 11 ; assessment, S7 ; for the Poor, $4 50; 
Church vestments, $53 ; Sunday School library, $26 ; other Parish 
purposes, about $160. Total, $272 50. 

The Rev. Joseph F. Phillips resigned the charge of this Parish and 
removed to the Diocese of Michigan, in June last. The present min- 
ister began to officiate in October. The old Church-root planted here 
more than a century ago, and tended through many years by faithfol 
husbandmen, shows signs of a green old age, in fresh indications ef 
life and vigor. Many improvements have been made about the Chareh 
building and grounds, and others are in contemplation. On Easter 
Monday, the Parish (heretofore working under an ancient English 
charter) was newly organized, in accordance with the provisions of 
the Act of Assembly, relating to the subject. The congregation, in 
common with the whole Diocese, most deeply mourn the death of 
the late heloved and venerated Diocesan, in whom its concerns and in- 
terests always found a tender, paternal and affectionate guardian. 

ST. JAMES' CHURCH, KNOWLTON. 

THE RRV. EDWIN B. CHASE, MISSIONARY. 

Number of families, and parts of families, 31 ; individuals, 101 ; 
baptised, infants 4, adults 2 ; persons confirmed, 3 ; marriages, 1 ; burials, 
2 ; communicants, added 3, died 1, at present, 41 ; catechumens, 40; 
catechists, (male 2, female 5,) 7 ; the Holy Communion is celebrated 
once in each month ; has also been administered once iii private ; Di- 
vine Service once on each Sunday, and, upon eleven other occasions 
during the year. 

Offerings: Missions of the Diocese, $17 07; For^'.ign missions, 
$3 08 ; Domestic missions, $2 64 ; Parish purposes, $18 75. Total 






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tmomit of offerings, $41 50. This Church has received some greatly 

needed improTements, by painting the exterior, re-carpeting the aisles 

ud chancel, and adding several fresh articles of chancel furniture. 

The impetas to this, and the accomplishment of the purpose, are chiefly 

doe, as is too often the case, to that largest class of our communicants* 

whose representatives were the last at the cross and the first at the 

inve of oor blessed Redeemer. 

ST. PETER'S CHURCH, CLARKSBOROUGH. 

THE REV. HENRY B. BARTOW, RECTOR. 

Fumlies, 44 ; baptisms, (adult 19, infant 5,) 24 ; confirmed, 27 ; 
ccounooicaDts (added anew 33, by removal 5), present number, 90 » 
Sunday School, 40; teachers, 8; Bible class 21 ; services, Sundays' 
3; week days, 2 prayer meetings, and 7 cottage lectures per week, 
Chrittmu, Ash Wednesday, and Good Friday ; Communion, monthly. 

Ofierings, foreign missions, $50 27 ; parish library, $13; Conven- 
tion Ux, $10 ; Episcopal fund, $5 ; collections, $36 47. 

The abore report dates from Oct. 18th, 1858, when the present Rec- 
tor took charge, it being a few weeks after the close of the labors 
udfidthful ministry of Rev. A. Beatty. 

The Rector owes it to the goodness of Almighty God here to record 
^ gracioiis visitation of His Holy Spirit, the past Winter, wherein be- 
lieren vere quickened in spiritual life, and many sinners turned from 
ihe error of their ways. To God be all the glory ! 

TRINITY fCHURCH, SWEDESBOROUGH. 

THE REV. HENRY TULLEDGE, RECTOR. 

, Xomber of families about 80 ; baptisms, infants, 4 ; confirmed, 2 ; 

narriiges, 6 ; burials 17 ; communicants, added, 2, removed into the 

Parish, 2, removed from the Parish, 2, died, 3, present number, 149 ; 

the Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every months 

Md on Christmas day and Easter ; Sunday School teachers, (male 3» 

femile, 5,) 8 ; pupils, 65 ; children catechised monthly ; Bible class, 1; 

celebration of Divine Service, twice every Sunday, and on the princi- 

J»I Holy Days ; also, a weekly lecture, which is omitted during the 

Summer months ; total services, 147. 

Offerings, Episcopal fund, S12 50 ; Domestic missions, $18 03 ; 
Foreign missions, $11 64; Missions of the Diocese, $20 81 ; Bible 
Society, $1 75; Church purposes not included in the above, $51 83 ; 
total, $119 56. 



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ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, PATERSON. 

THB RET. JOHN KBLLYy RECTOR. 

Number of families 120 ; number of individuals, about 400 ; bip- 
tisms, adults, 3, infants, 56, total, 58 ; confirmed, 10; marriagea, 6 ; 
burials, 35 ; communicants, added anew, 14, removed into the Paruhy 
6, removed from the Parish, G, died, 2, present number, 115 ; the Holy 
Communion, monthly and on the greater Festivals, in the Church 16t 
in private 10 1 Sunday School Teachers, male, i, female, 18, total, 89; 
Sunday School Scholars, about 160 ; number of children taught the 
Catechism openly in the Church, the whole Sunday School ; number 
of times, 12 ; Sunday School Library, 350 volumes ; celebration of 
Divine Service, Sundays, twice, and on last Sunday in each mootl^ 
thrice ; all Holy Days; daily during Lent, except when hindered by 
absence. 

Offerings : Episcopal fund, $80 ; Missions of the Diocese, $47 ; fimd 
for Aged and Infirm Clerg)' men, $15; the poor, S133 62; Pariah 
purposes, $867 ; Church purposes, not included in the above, $16 ; 
total $1,157 62. 

In the above $867, for Parish purposes, is included the ram of* 
$425, the net proceeds of a *' Festival," held by the ladies of the 
Parish. 

ST. MARK'S CHURCH, ORANGE. 

THE REV. JAMES A. WILLIAMS, RECTOR. 

Families 88 ; baptism, adult, I, infants, 17, total, 18 ; confirmed 15 J 
communicants, added 20, removed into the Parish, 5 ; removed fioica 
the Parish, 3, died, 3, present number, 176; marriages 3; burials, 6 j 
Sunday School Teachers, male, 3, female, 5, total 8 ; Scholars, 60 i 
Sunday School Library, 700 volumes. 

Offerings: Episcopal fund, $61; Missions of the Diocese, $156- 
Aged and Infirm Clergy, $20; Board of Missions — Domestic commit- 
tee, $100; Foreign committee, $86 52 ; Communion alms, S236 34; 
other charities beyond the Parish, $50 ; Parochial purposes, $204. 

ST. PETER'S CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, MORRIS CO. 

THE REV. ROBERT NORRIS MERRITT, RECTOR. 

Number of families, 67; number of individuals, 320 ; baptisms, adults, 
4, infants, 18, total, 22 ; confirmed, 16 ; marriages, 2 ; churchings, 4 ; 
burials, 6 ; communicants, added anew, 9, removed into the Parish, 6, 
removed from the Parish, 16, died, 2, present number 112; the Holy 
communion, celebrated monthly, and on the greater Festivals; number 



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tf times in the Chorch, 18 : in prirate, 1 ; Catcchists and SundaT 

School Teachers, male, 2, female, 11, total 13; number of children 

teoght the Catechism openly in the Church, 80 ; number of times, 1S( ; 

Mil mimber of young persons instructed, 00 ; Parish Library, 207 ; 

Snnday School Library, 300 ; celebration of Divine Service, Sundays, 

tierricea; Holy Dsjrs, 2 services ; other days, 2 services, on Wednes. 

ity, Friday, Rogation and Ember Days, also daily in Lent; since 

the iint of May, there has been a daily service in the church : total? 

350. 

Oftringt: Episcopal fund, $85; Missions of the Diocese, $104 00: 
find for Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $24 84 ; Domestic committee, 
980 84; Sunday School, S15 75 ; the poor, $184 64 ; Parish purposes. 
t891S5; total, 8804 81. 

The fiJliag off in the offertory collection for the past year may, in 
pu^ be attributed to the large demand made upon the congregation for 
the enhrgement and refitting of the church building. 

Thii Parish, with God^s blessing, continues to increase and prosper. 
Sioee the list annual report was submitted two most important events 
kire oecnrred in its history — the enlargement of the church edifice, 
Mdthe adoption ot free sittings. By the former room has been oh- 
tunedfor double the number of worshippers accommodat<*d in the old 
DBUdiDg; and by the latter a return has been made to a primitive and 
Seriptnral custom which promises the best results. Already the parish. 

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i<iKn are more numerous, the church better filled, and the revenue from 
offerings and subscriptions is certain to exceed the amount obtained in 
aij fonner year. Not the least pleasant feature of all this progress and 
■waDtial benefit is, that it has been accomplished with great unanim- 
ity and good feeling, more so than could reasonably have been expected 
u an old parish long accustomed to the exclusivencss of pews. Al 
tbisisamatter of devout thankfulness to God. With a continuance of 
■ the Dirioe &vor, the Gospel will now hay e free course and be glorified 
^Bongoaniore and more. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, CAMDEN. 

THE REV. J. F. GARRISON, RECTOR. 

Number of families. 111; number of individuals, 375; baptismsj 

adufta, 12, infants, 6, total 18; marriages, 10; burials, 11; com- 

monieants, added, 11, removed, 10, died, 2, present number, 136 ; 

Caauranion, first Sunday in month, Christmas, Easter and Whit- 

Sooday ; district visitors, 20 ; Sunday School Teachers, 23 ; chil. 

d^o, 180 ; Parish Library, 80 volumes ;Sunday School Library, 

390. 



OiTerin^s : Episcopal fund, $120; Domestic missions, S31 ; for 
Churches in the Diocese, $3*3 ; Foreign missions, $55 ; for the poor 
SCO ; current expenses, $2,300 ; for balance on Church enlargement, 
S1,000; total, $3,598. 

TRINITY CIIURCn, PRINCETON. 

THE RET. WM. D. HANSON, RECTOR. 

Number of families, 54 ; number of individuals, about 260 ; baptisms 
adults, 3, infants, 14, total 17 ; no visit from the Bishop during 
the year ; m irriatres, 1 ; burials, 7 ; communicants, added anew, 16| 
removed into the Parish, 8, removed from the Parish, 2, died, 2. present 
number, 89 ; the Holy Communion, celebrated monthly ; celebrated in 
private, 1 ; Daily Parish School, free to the children of the Church ; 
teacher's name, Mrs. Elizabeth Downing ; scholars, males, 8, femalest 
18 ; Catechists and Sunday School Teachers, male, 2, female, 9, totali 
11 ; total number of young persons instructed, 92. 

Offerings : Protestant Episcopal Mission Society, in the State ol 
New-Jersey, S371 71 ; Bible Society, $i3 ; Episcopal Mission As»o 
ciation for the West, $102; Foreign committee, (given by theStt**' 
day School, S9 25,) $07 25 ; Parochial Schools, $330 ; Communi** 
alms, $118 6S; Parish purposes, Si, 04 1 20 ; Church purposes, not i^" 
eluded in the above, $15; Total,$2,121 84. 

CHRIST CHURCH, BORDENTOWN. 

THE REV. J. L. MAXWELL, RECTOR. 

My statement in connection with this Parish can embrace only 
portion of the Conventional year, from September last, when I toC^*^ 
charge of the same. 

Baptisms, 3; funerals, 3; present number of communicants, 43; 10" 
moved, 4 ; Sunday School scholars, al)0ut 50; teachers, lO. 

Communion alms, 840 91; Domestic missions, $20; Diocesan ini3' 
sions, $13 07. 

CHRIST CHURCH, BELLEVILLE. 

THE REV. HENRY REERS SHERMAN, RECTOR. 

Families, 04 ; baptisms, (adult 1, infant* 8,) 9 ; confirmed, 3 ; mai- 
riages, ; communicants, (died and removed 14, added 9,) 60 ; burials, 
8 ; Sunday Scholars, in 5 schools, 240. Communion alms, S45 84 ; 
Missionary and charitable contributions, including public collections 



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ad priute donations throngh the Rector to other than parochial ob- 
jeetB, mi 05. 

Tbe formation of a new Parish in an adjoining town, has caused the 
tnnsfer of a namber of families and communicants, and hence the ap- 
firent decrease in these respects.^ 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, RAHWAY. 

THE KEY. HORACE HILLS, JR., RECTOR, 

Families, 60 ; baptisms, (infants 19, adults 6,) 25 ; confirmed 26 ; com- 
flwueants, added 14, removed into the Parish 18, died 2, present num- 
ber 114; marriages, 2; burials, 9; Catechists and Sunday School 
Tbuheis, male 2, female 15, total 17 ; catechumens and scholars, about 
Ui. 

Oilenngs : Episcopal fund, $9 86 ; Missions of the Diocese, $32 92 ; 
Bond of Missions, Domestic, $12 68 ; Foreign, $12 G9 ; for the Poor, 
112501; Parish purposes, $325. A Committee of the Vestry has 
btea appointed to enlarge the Church edifice. 

1ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, HOBOKEN. 

THE REV. V. BRUCE, RECTOR. 

Nomber of &milies, 80 ; number of individuals, 360 ; baptisms, (in- 
^ti 23, adults 3,) 26; confirmed, 6; marriages, 10; churchings, 6: 
wiak, 22 ; the Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday in 
•▼cry month, and on the principal festivals ; number of times in the 
Church, 16 ; in private, 4 ; Catechists and Sunday School Teachers, 
(■ale 2, female 9,) 11 ; catechumens, 65; number of children taught 
^ Catechism openly in the Church, 80 ; number of times, 4 ; total 
AQUber of young persons instructed, 80 ; Sunday School library, 40 . 
eelehration of Divine Service, Sunday 104, Holy days 38, total 142. 

Offerings : Episcopal fund, $80 ; Bishop^s travelling expenses, $5 ; 
^''••ionsof the Diocese, $15 ; Aged and Infirm Clergy, $21; Bible and 
i*«yerBook Society, $5; for the Poor of the Parish, $130 ; Sunday 
School, $8 65 ; expenses Diocese, $10 ; repairing, cleaning, and dra- 
ping the Church, $112 ; water assessment, $10. Total, $390 65. 

ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, HOPE. 

THE REV. P. BROWNE MORRISON, MISSIONARY. 

Namber of families, 12 ; individuals, about 60 ; comniunicante. ad- 
ded anew 4, present number 22 ; Holy Communion celebrated in the 
Ciiureh, 6 times ; Catechists and Sunday School Teachers, 4 ; young 



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persons instructed 14; catechised openly in Church, every Sun- 
day ; volumes in Sunday School library, GO ; Divine Senrice, on Sun- 
days 24, other days 8, total 32. 

OfTeriiigs : Convention fund, $1 ; Missions in Diocese, $4 08 ; Par« 
ish purposes. $A9 21. 

It was only in October last, that the present incumbent took charge 
of this Parish. Three persons were confirmed, and a number baptized 
by the Rev. Edwin B. Chase, the former missionary, but a few weeks 
previous to my taking charge ; which accounis in part, for none a{^ 
pearing in the above report. My time has been much engaged in ra- 
perintending the erection of St. Jamcs^ Church in Hackettstown, whiek 
is connected with this Parish in the same missionary field. This P^ 
ish has become much enfeebled in the last few years, but even now we 
can see many encouraging signs of renewed strength. God grant tfail 
the glory of the former days of St. Lukc^s may return to it once more. 

ZION CHURCH, BELVIDERE. 

THE RBV. IDWIX B. CHASE, RECTOR. 

Number of families and parts of families, 39 ; number of in- 
dividuals, 70 ; infants baptized, 7 ; adults baptized, 2 ; persons con- 
firmed, 5 ; marriages, 1 ; burials, 4 ; communicants added, 9 ; com- 
municants removed, 2 ; communicants died, 2 ; number of com- 
municants at present, 17 ; number of catechumens, 33 ; cateohist»> 
(males, 2, females, 4), G. One Bible Class. 

The Holy Communion is celebrated the second Sanday in eadfe. 
mouth ; has been also once in private. Divine service onoe on eaek 
Sunday ; and once or more during each week in addition. 

Offerings — To Missions of the Diocese, $9 13 ; to Foreign Mis— 
sions, $4 15 ; to Domestic Missions, $2 77 ; to Parish Purposes, 
$70 G3. Total amount of offerings, .$92 G8. 

A beautiful clian lelier, with accompanying lamps, through the 
efforts of a zealous female communicant, has been provided fur ths 
Church, and nearly sufficient money has been rsiised to refit the base- 
ment of the Church for the use of the Sunday-school. We have greit 
cause for gratitude to Almighty (xo:1 for having prospered us thoi 
far ; and are encouraged to believe that these signs of prosperity, 
temporal and spiritual, are evidences of the dawn of a brighter day 
upon the long- neglected and feeble Church in Warren County. 

St. Luke's Church, Hope, was under my pastoral care until the 
20th Sunday after Trinity, when, at my request, it was transferred, by 
our lamented Bishop, to the Rev. Mr. Morrison, Missionary in 
Hackettstown. Up to that date there were confirmed 3 ; offerings to 
Diocesan Missions, $4 28 ; offerings to Domestic Missions, $2 17. 



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ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, BEVERLY. 

TBI Biy. HENRT BROWN, RICTOR. 

K umber of funiliea, 52 ; number of indiyidualfl, 2C0 ; baptisms : 
khntBy 10 ; adults, 2 ; 'total, 12 ; communicants : added, G ; re- 
wned from the parish, 2 ; died, 2 ; present number, 90. 

The Hdlj Gommnoion is celebrated monthly, and on Christmas 

ttd Easter. SondajHSchools, 1 ; teachers : (male, ; female, 15) 

SI ; icholars : (male, 60 ; female, 70) 130. Children catechised, 

vootUy. Celebration of Divine Service : Sundays, 104 ; Holy Days, 

Cbriitmts, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday ; Service and Lecture 

oaWsdnesday evenings. 

Offerings : To the poor and parish purposes, $300 ; to African 
WmoHf 160 ; to Episcopal Missionary Society of New-Jersey, |40 ; 
toConTention Fund, $5. 

GRACE CHURCH, KEWARK. 

THX REV. PHILANDER K. CADY, RECTOR, 
m IIV. J. NICHOLAS 8TANSBCRT, ASSISTANT TO THE RECTOR. 

Kiuibflr of fiunilies, 104 ; number of individuals, 505 ; baptisms : 
sUti, 8 ; infants, 44 ; total, 52 ; confirmed, 27 ; marriages, 13 ; 
ABrddngs, 1 ; burials, 7. Communicants : added anew, and by re- 
vnbinto the parish, 31 ; removed from parish, 6 ; died, 2 ; present 
wmber,138. 

TiieHoly Communion is.celebrated every Lord^s Day and Saint's 
])lj« Daily Parish School : 2 paid ; teachers, 3 ; scholars : males, 
^; ftmales^ 30 ; total, 70. Catcohists and Sunday-school teachers : 
■^ 10 ; females, 12 ; total, 22. Catechumens : number of 
ctuUitt taught the Catechism openly in the Church, 257 ; number 
<if times: every Lord's Day. Celebration of Divine Service: 3 
times ereiy Lord's Day ; 3 times every Saint^s Day, and twice every 
^y in the week. 

Offerings : Episcopal Fund, $04 ; Missions of the Diocese, $123 28; 

Geo. P. £. S. S. Union and Church Book Society, $50 ; children's 

ofcrings for Nashotah and Faribault, $101 ; Parochial Schools, 

$156; the poor and parish purposes, $1,137 90 ; Church purposes, 

not included in the above, $1,000. Total, $2,G32 24. 



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TRINITY CnURGII, MOORESTOWN. 

THE REV. HORATIO HASTINGS WELD, BECTOB. 

Number of families, about 50 ; individuals, 200 ; baptisms : adolto, 
3 ; infantji. 10 : total, 13 : marriage, 1 ; burials, 7. Confirmfttion 
po<*tponei by the death of Ritrht Rev. Geo. Washington Doane. The 
number of communicants remains as at last report, 87. Holy Com- 
munion celebrated monthly, and on Christmas day. In all, 13 times. 

Catechi.<ts and Sunday-school teachers : males, G ; females,' 7. 
Catechumens and Sunday-school scholars, about 100. Catechised in 
the Church, 4 times ; in school-room, 8. Parish Librarji 100 
volumes ; Sunday -sch'.iol Library, 300. 

Bible-clas^, about 20 members. 

Divine Service celebrated : on Sundays, 114 times : on Holj 
Days, ; on other days, 41. Total, 101. 

Offerin^^ : Missions of Diocese, $10 : Bibles and Common Pimyer 
Books, $12 ; Tract Distribution, $20 ; Foreign Missions, $17 89 ; Do- 
mestic Missions, $12 ; the Poor, $23 ; Parish and Church porpoiefl^ 
not included in above, $17 50. Total, $111. 

GRACE CIIL-RCH, HADDOXFIELD. 

TOE REV. SAMUEL W. HALLO^ELL, RECTOR ELECT. 

In conformity with the Canon requiring every minister to send in 
annual report to the Convention, I beg leave to present the foliowiog 
account of my parish. It continues bteadily to increase, and I txntt 
its spirituality is advancing. 

Baptisms : adults, 4 ; infants, 3 : confirmed, 9; funeral 1 ; nD>^ 
rlages, 3 ; communicants, 33 ; removed, 8 ; Sunday-school teaehen: 
males. 2 ; females. 8; Sunday-school scholars, GO ; Bible-clasaabS; 
vols, in Sundav-school Librarv, 225. 

ST. ANDREWS CnURCU, LAMBERTVILLE. 

REV. D. BROWN, RECTOR. 

Public services as usual. Baptisms : adult, 1 ; funeral, 1 ; ntf' 
riage, 1. In other circumstances the affairs of the Church rcmiJO 
much as thoy have always been, save only the improved state of tiw 
tenure of property, now deemed secure. 

GRACE CHrRCIL JERSEY CITY. ' 

REV. CHARLES ARET, RECTOR ELECT. 

Baptisms : a lulls, 2 : infants. 45 : total, 47. Confirmed, 26 ; 
marria^^s, 5: burials, 1 1. Commuuicants : added, 23; removed 



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urto the pariflhy 12 ; removed 'from the parish, 15 ; died, 1 ; pres- 

tni niimber, 170. The Holy Communion is celebrated on the first 

Sunday in every month, semi-monthly during Lent ; in private, 3 

ttawi ; Gatechistfl and Sunday School teachers : (male, 6, female, 

81,)toH87; Scholars, 221 ; Children of the Sunday School pub- 

Uj eatechised on the first Sunday of each month. Celebration 

tf Dirine Service, Sundays, 2 services. Holy Days morning prayer ; 

other days, morning prayer ; Wednesdays and Fridays, daily during 

lent 

Offmngs — Episcopal Fund, 1 120 00 ; Fund for aged and infirm 

Cki|7iiion, $2175; for the assessment, $1800; for Diocesan 

UiftkMkB, $26 07 ; Domestic Missions, $23 11 ; the Rev. Mr. 

<^k'8 Mission, from the Sunday School, $41 16 ; for the Rev. Mr. 

^edelupe's German Mission, $16750; Foreign Missions, China, 

1325 ; Africa, $2 00 ; Jews, $1 00 ; Poor, $220 38 ; Parish purpo- 

*Bir$535 45; Total, $1179 67. 

i ST. PHILIFS CHURCH, NEWARK. 

REV. J. SMITH, MISSIONARY. 

The coDgrc^tion, though small, has yet been in a good degree 
^^vnest and active, and the attendance on Divine Servico better on 
*n average than in some of the former years. Things are not alto- 
C<tiier discooraging. 

Baptisms: (adults, 7, children, 3,) total, 10; Confirmations, 6; 

Conunonicants added, 4 ; removed, 2 ; died, 1 ; total, 10 ; burials, 5 ; 

^andaj Services, 103 ; week day, Wednesday, about 48 ; Ash-Wed- 

^^^Jt Good-Friday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, 6 ; Sunday School 

unalluid variable ; Sunday School teachers, 3 ; Children catechised in 

Cburcb, time to time ; Communion ; second Sunday in month, Christ- 

^and Easter, 14 ; Communion alms, $90 6 ; Oficrtory on other 

^i^ci&ODs and collected in other ways, total, $101 53 ; Organ purchased 

^ Veitiy, for which has been collected, about $120 00 ; added as not 

uelnded in the above, $12 00 ; whole amount $202 59. 

I Kgret to say that our Church debt is not quite liquidated. 

It may be proper to state farther that I have assisted the Kec- 

te of Trinity Church in such particulars as he has desired, though 

mj labors in this line have not been confined to that Parish. 1 can- 

Jiot close without expressing my gratitude to all kind friends and 

ftiroos who have aided in various ways to carry forward the work in 

wbieh J have been engaged. 





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ST. MATTHEW'S CHURCH, NEWARK 

RE7. JULIUS DAVID ROSE, PH. D., MINISTER. 

Families about the same number as last year ; Baptisms : in 
32 ; a class of 22, which has been instructed last winter, i 
this time has not been confirmed, on account of the dea 
our beloved Bishop, who was to have administered that rite 
in May. 

Marriages, 9 ; burials, 25 ; communicants about the same nc 
as last jcar ; daily parish school, partly paid and partly free, t 
by the Minister and two assistants, scholars, 92 ; number of chi 
taught the catechism openly in the Church, 153 ; Sunday S 
teachers, G. 

Offerings for Missionary and Church purposes, about $300. 

This Parish (God be praised for it) is doing well. 

CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION, GLOUCESTER CIT' 

REV. R. M. MITCHESON, MINISTER. ^ 

Families, 15 ; Baptisms : (adults, 3, infants, 7,) total, 10; 
firmed, 9 ; communicants, 27 ; marriages, 4 ; funerals, 3 ; Sn 
Schools : teachers, 6 ; scholars, 45. 

The past year has been an uncommonly gloomy one for < 
cester. The general depression in almost every department of t 
together with the closing of the *' Print Works '* has obliged ma 
remove to obtain employment elsewhere. The number consequ 
attending the ser^'ioes has been greatly thinned, and the few rei 
ing find it extremely difficult to meet the obligations of the Pi 
This state of things, however, is common to all manufacturing 
tricts, 60 that we can never calculate with any degree of cert 
from year to year upon an average number. A large field ia 
presented for Missionary exertion, and all kinds of help need< 
carry on the work of the Church. 

GRACE CHURCH, ELIZABETHPORT. 

REV. CLARKSON DUNN, RECTOR. 

Number of families, 54 ; baptisms : adults, 3, infants, 16 ; 
19 ; confirmed, 5 ; marriages, 5 ; burials, 4 ; communicants, (ai 
4) 31. The Holy Communion celebrated monthly ; Divine Sc 
on special Holy days and Saints' days throughout the year, and a 
ure on each Friday evening in Lent; Catechists and, Sunday Si 



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ben, 8 ; nmnber of papils, 50 ; Sunday School Library^ 200 toI- 



Offerings — Episcopal Fund, $1840; Domestic Missions, $5 00; 

Viwd for aged and infirm Clergy, $2 00 ; travelling expenses of Bish- 

op^ 15 00 ; aasesament for purposes of Convention, $4 50 ; Parish 

porposes, $247 59 ; Church purposes not included above, $16 21 ; 

total, 1298 70. 

CHRIST CHDRCn, NEWARK, y 

BEY. KOBKRT T. 8. LOWELL, RECTOR. 

The condition of this Parish during the past year has much im- 
proved in the number of the parishioners, in their ability to contribute, 
ind m the amount actually contributed to the support of the Rector, 
tnd'to the Church expenses ; which are larger than ever before. 
There are now 72 families regularly attendant at Church. 
Baptisms : adults, 2, infants, 16, total, 18 ; confirmed, 6 ; com- 
mniueants, added, 17 ; removed, 9 ; died, 1 ; present number, 67 ; 
carriages, 13; burials, 12. 

1 bare resigned the Rectorship (the resignation taking effect on 
^ 15th iniKt.) ; and rejoice to leave the parish in which I have so 
Bttny years ministered, from its formation, in good hands and hands 
^dy, with God's blessing, to advance all its best interests. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, SOMERVILLE. 

REV. JAMES THOMSON, RECTOR. 

Number of families, 17 ; individuals, 71 ; baptisms, (adults, 2, in. 
^^ 19,) total, 21 ; confirmed, 2 ; present number of comrau- 
iucaiit8,25. The H0I7 Communion is celebrated on Christmas, Cir- 
^""Wwion, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension, Whit-Sunday, Trinity Sun- 
^7> vid Thanksgiving day, and on the first Sunday of each month, 
^i^iae Service is celebrated twice every Lord's day, and once on 
every ^j (q^ which a Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, are provided. 
^Qthe Sunday School there are 4 female teachers, and }3 scholars. 
The Sunday School Library consists of JOO volumes. 

I^ariog the Conventional year the Parish has contributed for the 
support of the Rector, $301 24 ; annual assessment, $7 50 ; Dioce- 
8U Missions, $24 27 ; amount of Collections taken up at the cele- 
bration of the Holy Communion, for Charity, &c., $20 58 ; amount 
eontriboted for current expenses of the Church, $83 23 ; amount con- 
tribated for Episcopal visit, $5 00 ; amount contributed for Episco- 
pal Fond, $211; total contributions of the Parish, $443 03. 
The sittings in tlus Church are cUl free. 



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ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, CAMDEN. 

WARDENS* REPORT. 

Families,' 73 ; baptisms, adults, 2, infants, 24, iota], 26 ; mar- 
riages, 5 ; burials, 12 ; communicants, added, 3 ; removed into the 
parish, and withdrawn, 7 ; died, 2 ; present number, 105. There 
has been no Episcopal yisitation, and consequently no persons con- 
firmed within the year. 

The Sunday School numbers 14 teachers and 172 scholars. There 
has been Divine Scrrice twice every Lord's day, and on two eyeninga 
of each week, with greater frequency during Lent ; and on the chief 
Holy-days of the Church. The Holy Communion has been admin- ' 
istered on the second Sunday of each month and on various other oc- 
casions. The number of volumes in the Sunday School and Lending 
Libraries, is about 400. 

The Offerings during the past year, not without conference with 
the Diocesan^ and his approval, have been devoted, almost exclusively 
to parish purposes. This course was rendered necessary by a falling 
off in the receipts of the parish, owing chiefly to the embarrassments 
of the country, that greatly affected our community of working peo- ^ 
pie — at the same time that we were striving " beyond our ability" t< 
provide for the services of the sanctuary and the necessities of 
poor. The congregation is one of the most slender ability. Oi 
numbers and our work have always borne an unusual disproportioi 
to our pecuniary power. We have arisen, survived, and extended om 
growth and influence, during the last seven and a half years, undei 
circumstances of great difficulty and hardship. We are still in debt 
We need $200 to complete the purchase of the church, in which wi 
have worshipped for nearly six years. On the beautiful lot of, 
upon which it stands, and in aflcr years to be most valuable, there is 
mortgage of $2,500, which taxes our income $150 per annum, and 
are somewhat in arrears for mortgage interest, and on some other ac- 
counts. 

These difficulties, however, do not make us despair. But they 
compel us to ask the sustaining help of other more highly favoied 
Christians, that our mission — ^so greatly needed in this district, and 
so greatly blessed, during the previous years* of its existence — do not 
now decline or altogether cease. 

The Rectorship of this Church was vacated several months ago, 
by the resignation of the Rev. E. K. Smith, since which time we 
have been without a settled minister. The services in the Choreh 
have been supplied by several Clergymen ; among them the Rev. Mr. 
Lyle and the Rev. Mr. Taylor, who had long been residents hen and 



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^onbippera with us, and whom the Bishop of the Diocese ordained to 

^ BiacMuUe, in oar own Church. To the last named, are we espe- 

cully indebted for a large amount of clerical service, not only in the 

Church, but also at the bed of sickness, beside the grave, and in the 

^^«tte of Bonrow. 



CHURCH OP THE HOLY TRINITY, HUDSON CITY. 

SET. LOUIS L. NOBLE, RECTOR. 

Baptisms, infants, 32 ; marriage, 1 ; burials, 9. Holy Comma- 

^Df first Sunday of the month, and the greater Festivals ; Divine 

^vrioe, Sondays, 3 ; week-day, 1 ; Sunday Schools, 2 ; teachers, 

a^Mit 20 ; scholars, about 160. Weekly offerings, devoted mainly 

^ parish purposes ; assessment of parish, $1500 ; Diocesan Missione, 

*^o 00 ; Mission Home, $15 00 ; total, $45 00. 

I entered upon the charge of the parish the 21 st of last September, 
i5th Sunday after Trinity. A complete report is deferred to the close 
<« the present conventional year. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, DOVER, N. J. 

Riy. H. C. HAMILTON DUDLEY, MINISTER. 

YanuUes, 32 ; number of individuals, 140 ; baptisms, adult, 1, in- 
^ta, 25, total, 2G ; confirmed, 8 ; marriage, 1 ; communicants (re- 
nu>ved, 8) 22 ; buriab, 8 ; scholars in Sunday School and Bible- 
Cksa, About 75. 

l^iocesm Missionary contributions, $18 00; Communion Alms, 

»15 e7. 

'^^ putoral charge of the Church at Succasunny, having been 
^^SB^naed, during the past year by other Clergymen, that place is not 
iBobded m this report. 

ST. PAUL'S PARISH, NEWARK. 

BIT. J08IPH H. SMITH, RECTOR, REY. WALTER A. STIRLING, ASSIST- 
ANT MINISTER. 

Tbe late Rector^s resignation took effect on the first day of De- 
cember, 1858 : the present incumbent entered upon charge on the first 
of 3Iaj instant ; and was instituted May 19th, by the Rev. James A. 
WiiJiaau. 
During the five months* vacancy, the Daily Ministrations of prayer 



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and praise, and the fuller offices of Sundays and other Holj-daTB, did 
not cease, the Vestry having made arrangements for the partial main- 
tenance of the services : and for the rest, the parish is indebted to 
the generous co-operation of the Newark Clergy. From imperfect 
records, the following returns are made : 

Number of families, between 80 and 90 ; baptisms duriiig the 
year, adults, 5, children, 54, total, 59 ; confirmed, 32 ; marriagea, 
G ; communicants, about 110 ; burials, 14. Sunday Schools ; teadi- 
ers, male 9, female 11 ; total, 20 ; scholars, male 82, female 73 ; total, 
155. The day School, taught by the Assistant Minister, aided by 
Mrs. Pridham, 54 pupils. 

Collections — for Diocesan Mission, $8 24 ; for Chinese Mitsion, 
$7 40 ; for the Poor, $71 27 ; for Parish purposes, $147486 ; esti- 
mated receipts from Parish School, $600 00 ; total, $2161 77. 

CHRIST CHURCH, ELIZABETH. 

REV. EUGENE AUGS. HOFFMAN, RECTOR, REV. JOHN MARTIN HEN- 
DERSON, ASSISTANT MINISTER, REV. WILLIAM ROBERT EAELE, 
rector's ASSISTANT. 

Number of families, 190 ; number of individuals, 800 ; baptSsms,.^ 
adults, C, infants, 78, total, 84 ; confirmed, 33 ; marriages, 6 ; church— 
ings, 1 ; burials, 1 1 ; Communicants : added, 41 ; removed from the^^ 
Parish, 18 ; died, 2 ; present number, 155. The Holy Communions 
celebrated every Lord's day and greater festival, Christmas, Circwn^ 
cision, Epiphany, Ascension, and Thanksgiving Day ; number of time^ 
in the Church, 58 ; in private, 6. District visitors : female, 28 ; dai— 
ly Parish Schoo'ls, 2, one classical pays, one primary pays a small 
weekly sum ; teachers' names, Henry Hopkins Lane, Miss Heleo 
Brown ; scholars : males, 37, females, 15 ; total, 52. Catechistfi, 
Sunday School teachers, 2G ; Catechumens : all the children of the 
Parish taught the Catechism openly in the Church every Lord's day, 
and the children of the Parish Schools, twice weekly ; Sunday schol- 
ars, (not included in the foregoing.) 290 ; total number of young 
persons instructed, 340 ; Sunday School Library, 250 volumes ; Bible- 
class every Thursday evening, composed of Sunday school teachers, 
and others who choose to attend ; Sewing school for poor children, 
every Saturday. Celebration of Divine Service : Sundays, three 
times ; Holy days, noon service and lecture ; other days, daily morn- 
ing and evening, with sermon every Friday evening in Lent and Ad- 
vent. Total, 850. 

Offerings — Episcopal Fund, $50 00 ; Missions of the Diocese, 
$192 25 ; Bible and Common Prayer Book Society. $3 00 ; Domes- 
tic Committee, $90 00; Foreign Committee, $42 50: Parochial 



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ftohooli, $18450 ; The Poor, $265 78 ; Parish Purposes, $2344 29 ; 
Ghureh Parposes, not indaded above, $1154 72 ; Total, $4333 04. 

The above statistics are the best evidence of the continued growth 
^nd prosperity of the parish. The congregations are frequently too 
Wrgefor the size of the Chapel, and could the Church building be 
. immediitely erected, it would soon be filled. The celebration of the 
Hoily Gommanion weekly, has been attended with complete success, 
irfaile the number of weekly communicants is larger than the num- 
ber vhieh came to it monthly but two years since, the reverence with 
irhidh it is received and the increasing care with which the commu- 
meiDti prepare for its blessing is very marked. With the parish at 
wutj in itielf, and a band of parishioners ready for every good work, 
the Reetor can find no words so suitable to close his report as 
tbose of the psalmist, ** Praise the Lord, my soul, and all that is 
^ vithin me, pnuse Uis Holy name." 

ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, MILLBURN. 

REV. H. H. REID, RECTOR. 

Kofflber of families, about 50 ; baptisms, (adults, 5, infants, 13,) 

^0^ 18 ; confirmed, 9 ; marriages, 4 ; burials, 5 ; communicants 

^^Mi anew, 12 ; removed into the parish, 12 ; total, 24 ; removed 

^ the parish, 7 ; present number, G4. The Holy Communion is 

ttlebnted monthly, and on the great Festivals. About 80 children 

^^ been instructed in the Catechism, " openly in the Church'' in 

part and in part in the Parish School. Number of volumes in the Sun- 

<iay School, and Parish Library, 550 ; celebration of Divine service, on 

Sondajs, morning and evening, and on Holy days in the morning. 

Offeriogs — ^Episcopal Fund, paid to the Bishop, $20 00 : Aged and 

Infinn Clergy Fund, SIO 00 ; Missions of the Diocese, $8 50 ; 

Domestic Mis8ion8,^17 00 ; Foreign Missions, S7 00 ; Poor of the 

P«»h, $21 00 ; Library books, $55 00 ; Rev. Mr. Breck's Mission by 

children of the Sunday School and others, $10 00 ; Offertory coUoc- 

tioDs, and subscriptions for parochial purposes, $1,300 ; total, 

$144850. 

The Corporation has recently purchased a piece of ground for the 

purposes of a Cemetery ; it consists of about eight acres, situated at 

DO great distance from the Church, near the centre of the villuge. It 

was consecrated to its present end by the late Biuhop, on the 5th of 

October last, in the use of a solemn OfiBcc prepared for the occasion, 

it being the first and only service of the kind ever performed by him, 

ID the Diocese. 

The parbh is growing steadily and surely. The Church edifice is 



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found inadequate to accommodate the increasing congregation^ 
steps have already been taken to enlarge it by the addition o^ t 
bays, in the course of the coming year. 

ST. JAMES' CHURCH, LONG BRANCH. 

REY. J. D. MOORBi RECTOR ELECT. 

Number of families, 12; communicants, 10; baptisms^ adults^ 4; 
confirmedi 3. The Holy Communion is celebrated monthly and <» 
the greater festivals. The attendance is uniformly good, and CJm 
prospects of the Parish are highly encouraging. 

ST. STEPHEN'S PARISH, SOUTH AMBOY. 

REV. O. J. BURTON, RECTOR. 

Baptisms, adults, 5, infants, 31, total, 36; marriages, 3 ; bariil^^ 
10 ; communicants, added, 15 ; died, 2 ; suspended 1 ; present nuinb^^ 
30; families, 55 ; individuals, l8l ; Sunday-schools, 2 ; teachers, 9 * 
pupils, 136; Bible class, 1. In "The Episcopal Infant School,** 
there are 15 children fed, clothed, and educated. There is a prineiptf 
(absent on account of serious indisposition) and an assistant teacher 
attached to this institution, which is under the supervision of the Rec- 
tor. Services on Sundays and Holy days, and daily during Lent 
The Holy Communion is celebrated twice a month, and on the chief 
festivals. The children are catechised once a month, and on Holy 
days. There were 6 persons confirmed in October last, while the 
Rectorship was vacant. Our departed Bishop intended to hold a Spe- 
cial Confirmation in this parish during the month of May. There are 
several candidates, anxiously awaiting the first opportunity, to be 
confirmed. 

Offerings — Diocesan Missions, $51 58 ; Missions to the Indians, 
$10 00; the Poor and other charitable objects, $113 66 ; Total, S175, 
26. This is exclusive ot the collections which are made weekly, (ex- 
cept on Communion Sundays,) for the incidental expenses of the 
Church. As the Parish was without a Rector a large portion of the 
year, all the canonical collections have not been made. 

The present Rector entered upon his duties in December last. The 
Church is, by the blessing of God, rapidly and steadily increasing io 
this place. During the last five months the regular attendance at 
Church has nearly doubled. 

A very beautiful marble font, and a bell weighing over 1,000 
pounds, have been presented to the Church. 



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TRINITY CHURCH, HOBOKEN. 

REV. N. 8ATRB HARRIS, RECTOR. 

fiber of individuals, 153 ; baptisms, adults, 1, infants, 24, total, 25 ; 

nedy 5 ; marriages, 3 ; barials, 8 ; communicants, 81 ; the Holy 

ooioD, 12 times ; S. School teachers, male, 3, female, 6, total, 

School scholars, 30 male, 26 female, 29 infants, 85 ; Young 

* Bible Class, 10; Parish Library, toIs. 400; S. S. Library 
00. 

rings — Bible Distributions, 845 ; Tract Distributions, $32; 
Book Distributions, S13 37i ; Episcopal Visitations^ (2,) 
; Convention Fund, $12 23 ; Foreign Missions, '(S20 00 from 
Dol,) $100 00 ; Domestic Missions, $55 00 ; Diocesan Missions, 
; S. Schools, $46 00 ; Disabled Clergy, $14 00 ; for the Poor, 
0; Church purposes, 6180; for German Church, $108 00; 
' Mosic of Church, $300 00; to pay Ground-rent of Church, 
0; to pay debt on Church Building, $2,689 00; to pay cur- 
Kpenaes, 81,200 00; total offerings, $5,315 90. 
pnneots, and 40 prs. of shoes provided by the Ladies' Society, 
ipoor 

ttifter the Convention of last year, measures were taken to pay 
) debt remaining on our Church edifice : by the blessing of God, 
f villing his people, this was effected and the Church consecra- 

• Him on the 3d October, and the Rector instituted. On 25th 
nber a small class was confirmed. On the 18th February the 
unstained a severe loss in the death of John \V. Van Boskerck. 

GRACE CHURCH, ORANGE. 

REV. JAMES. S. BUSH, RECTOR. 

nber of families, 81 ; individuals, d55 ; baptisms, adults, 1, in- 
12^ total, 13 ; confirmed, 13 ; marriages, 4 ; funerals, 5 ; com- 
anti, added anew, 19 ; removed into the parish, 10. The Holy 
onion is celebrated monthly and on Christmas, 13 times ; also 
ilj, 11 times ; catechists, (males, 4, female, 7,) 11 ; catechu- 
70; number of children catechised openly in the Church, 
80 ; number of times, monthly. Divine service is celebrated 
iaeh Sunday, and occasionally on other Holy days ; 3 times 
in Lent, with daily morning and evening service in Holy week, 
inga — Episcopal Fund, $G400 ; Missions of the Diocese, $50 
oreign Missions, $206 18 ; for the Poor, $37 05 ; for the 
-school, $50 79 ; for Parish purposes, $1,723 25 ; for other 
purposes, aboat $30000 ; Total, $2,367 50. 



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GRACE CHURCH, MADISON.J 

THE REV. SAMUEL RANDALL, RECTOR. 

Families, 40 ; individuals, 140. Baptisms : (infants, 1 1, adults, 3, 
14 ; confirmed, 15 ; marriage, 1 ; burials, 5 ; communicants, remorei 
4, added 10, present number, 34 ; Sunday School scholars, about 00 
teachers, G ; Sunday School library, 300 volumes. 

OfTerings : Missions of the diocese, $3G 90 ; Domestic Misstooi 
$9 19 ; Forei^rn iMissions, S120 36 ; Episcopal Fund, 827 ; Aged iiu 
Infirm Clergy, $5 ; Bishop^s travelling Expenses, $5 ; ConTentkk! 
assessment, $13 50; Sunday School library, $59 29; Poor of th 
Parish, $28 43. Total, $294 67. 

THE CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, MORRISTOWN. 

THE RKV. T. F. CORNELL, RECTOR. 

The Rector of the Church of the Redeemer, Morristown, in eoth 
formity with the prescription of Canon V., Section 1, would makstbf 
following Report : 

I entered upon my duties as Rector elect of this Parish on the 111 of 
September last, and find on consulting the Register, that there hits 
been since the last report — baptisms, 6 ; marriages, 1; faneralSfl* 
confirmed, 5 ; admitted to communion, 4 ; number of commuBteuli 
last year, 41 ; died, 1 ; present number, 44. 

The services of the Church have been well attended, and emy 
promise is given of a regular and steady growth. 

During the past year, our contributions to missions and bcnevotent 
objects, have amounted to $100. 

ST. BARNABAS' FREE MISSION, BURLINGTON. 

THE REV. WM. CROSWELL DOANE, PRIEST. 

Number of families, 70, ; number of individuals, 390. Baptims 
adults, 21, infants, 45, 66 ; confirmed, 7, (the stated confirmation wasnc 
held) ; marriages, 4 ; churching, 4 ; burials, 9. Communicants : adds 
anew, 9 ; removed into the parish, 11 ; removed from the parish, 15 
died, 6 ; suspended, 4 ; present number, 122. The Holy Communion 
celebrated — every Lord's Day, Holy Day, and during the Oc 
taves ; number of times in the Church, 94 ; number of times in priTali 
25. Daily Parish Schools : 2, free to all the children of the Misaio 
who are unable to pay ; teachers, Cornelia Vansciver, liavina Foigm 
Elizabeth Van Wagner, Isadore Force. Scholars : males, 45 ; fii 
males, 50.; total, 95 Catechumens: number of children taught ih 



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Ciiechism openly in the Charch, 100 ; number of times, 156, every 

l«rd*s-day, and Tuesday and Friday mornings. Sunday School library, 

^. Bible classes, 1. Celebration of Divine Service : Sundays — 

fav services, Litany and Holy Communion, with Lecture; Morning 

Piiyer, with Lecture ; Evening Prayer, with catechism. Second 

EveDiDg Service, with Sermon. Uoly Days — Holy Communion, with 

Leetnre. Other days-— daily Morning and Evening Prayer, and the 

Hily Gommnnion durin;; the Octaves: sermons on the Eve of Saint^s 

Ikyt, and on Wednesday and Friday evenings in Advent and Lent. 

Totil, 890. 

Offerings : Parochial Schools, S300 00 ; the Poor, $150 41 ; Parish 
ivpoies, $226 13 ; Church purposes, not included in the above — 
UldiDg, $2,800 00. Total, $3,476 54. 

On the Feast of St Barnabas, a.d. 1858, the Bishop laid the corner 

itooeof the new School Chapel. It was an act of faith and hope, 

ttd God has realized it to us. The building was dedicated to the wor- 

lUp of Ahnighty God by the Bishop, on Saturday, November 27, the 

^ day of the Churches year. It is not fully paid for yet, but we 

tmt, in til this year, to clear it of the debt. The east and west win- 

^ire gifts; the pelican window, the gift of the Bishop himself. 

Tbealtir furniture was also (;iven, and the font is the gid of the Parish 

Sdieol children. The plans and superintendence of the building were 

liren by the architect, Mr. C. H. Condit, of Newark. It is an early 

English building, of brick, seating four hundred persons, with a 

■oodeo recessed chancel. Since its completiop, the services have 

increased in numbers and solemnity, and the requirement of the Prayer 

«»k is strictly confonned to, fur the weekly. Octave, and Holy Day, Eu- 

chirists; and daily service. The congregation grows in size, in regular 

Mi frequent attendance, in devout and decent worship ; and it is hoped 

tlio, in spirituality and holiness. A Mission work, a work *' of con- 

•olation," u asserting its power for good ; going where it is sorely 

■wded, with the loving help of faithful women. The Mission schools 

verery flourishing, more room -having been given them, by the addition 

of the old chapel. There are two more teachers, and more scholars. 

The teachers are of the sort that work for the love of Christ, and of 

flis Jambs. Mr. Charles II. Bryan, a candidate for Holy Orders, 

■■ifts .Mr. Lewis in the care of the music, which is successful and 

fmnising. This constant service is still given, without salary, for lovers 

idw. Much work too has been given by the people, in cleaning the 

llipeJ, washing the surplices, etc., without charge ; and works of 

flkrcy to the sick poor, given generally and thankfully, by the people, 

are tokens of spiritual life. The plan of daily religious training, 

and weekly public catechising, asserts still more and more, its superi. 



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ority, oyer the one hoards promiscuous teaching, in a Sunday School, 
weary children, by untrained and inexperienced teachers. Througii a] 
our struggles, and under the shadow of our infinite grief, we are thank' 
ful and hopeful, and, thank God, in '' love, and peace, and unitj amoai 
ourselves." 



ST. LUKE'S FREE CHURCH, PHILLIPSBURGH. 

REV. P. L. JAQUE8, MISSIONARY. 

Families, 16; individuals, 75; baptisms, infants, 3 ; confirmed, 8; 
communicants, (died, 2, removed from the parish, 4, remo fed into the 
parish, 2, added, 2,) present number, 27; burials, 2; marriagei,S; 
the Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday in the moitk, 
and on the great Festivals, number of times, in the Church, 14 ; Stui- 
day School, teachers, 2 males, and 3 females, 5 ; Divine senrieohM 
been celebrated every Sunday morning, and on Christmas Day, i*4 
the Sunday adernoons have been devoted to the special instmctioi of 
the young. 

Offerings : Episcopal fund, $5 ; Diocesan expenses, for the laaltwo 
years, $4; Diocesan Missions, $4 50 ; Parochial purposes, $474 59. 
Total, $488 09. 

Having s'ill neither Church nor Chapel, and using a public School- 
house as our place of worship, we labor to the greatest disadvantage 
in building up the Churbh in our midst. A proper Church edifice, of 
some kind or other, is necessary to the growth of any Parish; i*^ 
until we are enabled to raise one exclusively for Church purposes, oitf 
little congregation can neither be expected to increase, nor scarcely 
to retain its present degree of prosperity. We pray God, to haatftl* 
the day when we shall be able to erect a house to the honor of Hi* 
Name, to be frtt for all people, and free from all indebtedness. 

GRACE CHURCH, PEMBERTON. 

REV. W. FORGUS, OLDEN MISSIONARY. 

I entered upon my duties as Olden Missionary, in the '' Pineii** oH 
the 23d day of April, A. D., 1858. I have preached one hundred 
and thirty-eight times, at nine different places. Administered thfl 
Holy Communion fifteen times ; catechized the children openly in 
the Church ten times ; baptized fourteen children ; buried three pe^ 
sons ; solemnized the rite of matrimony once ; and was for dl 
weeks acting as Rector of Burlington College at the beginning oj 
the Winter term, 1858 and '59. 



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CHRIST CHURCH, BLOOMFIELD. 

BBV. HENRT MARSH, RECTOR ELECT. 

Divine serrice according to the customa^and usages of the P. £. 

Ckvdi was first celebrated in this village, on Sunday, May 5th, 

U&8 ; and since that time the usual services have been held twice ev- 

«y Sandaj, once on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving day, and 

M Krertl special occaaions. The Holy Communion is celebrated on 

tte first Sunday of each month. The parish was duly incorporated 

ttd regalarly organized by the election of two Wardens and five 

Tdtfymen, on October 4th, 1858. The regular collections taken in 

tte eoogregation are paid into the Treasury of the P. E. Missionary 

Mk^j of New Jersey ; and from said Society an amount is annual- 

IfiNeiTed, sufficient to defray the expenses of the Mission. 

Namber of families represented, 45 ; number of individuals, about 
UU; communicants, 53 ; baptisms, (adults, 5, infants, 11,) 16 ; con- 
fci^d, 12 ; burials, 8 ; Sunday-school teachers, 7 ; total number of 
}Nsg persons instructed, about 60 ; Sunday School Library, 87 vols. ; 
Parah Library, 51 vols. 

Offerings — Including regular collections, contributions for Church 
I«t, and other Parish purposes, total, $589 08. 

TRINITY CHURCH, TRENTON. 

BIT. H. GOODWIN. RECTOR ELECT. 

On the first Sunday of December last, I began my duty as Rector 

fctof the New Paribh of Trinity, Trenton. With the hearty co- 

^pntioii of a band of determined laymen, the work, now at the end of 

tt months, is fairly established, and promises to prove a successful 

•fcrt at Church extension in Trenton. We have thus far worshipped 

B a Hall expensively and tastefully accommodated to our purposes : 

•iBtif what I know to be the wishes and what I think to be the pur- 

PMM of the Parish, be consummated, the year will not pass before we 

w a proper Church edifice. We have commenced on the Free 

Chorch plan, and our earnest prayer is that such it may ever remain. 

Ntunber of families, 40 or more ; number of individuals, 140 or 

■ore; baptisms, (adult, 14, infants, 17,) 31 ; communicants, added, 

I; present number, 33 ; catechists and Sunday-school teachers, 15 ; 

[ flteehomens, 88. 

Offerings — Missions of the Diocese, $1000; Domestic Missions, 
ii50; Foreign Missions, $7 50 ; Parish purposes, $85000. Divine 

amce is celebrated on Sundays, morning and evening ; on every 

Friday evening ; on every day during Lent, and all the greater 

ftstiTals. 



MISSIONARY AND OTHER REPORTS. 



CHRIST CHURCH, WOODBURY. 

RET. W. H. NORRIS, MISSIONARY. 

Congregation about 70 ; marriages, 1 ; burial, ] ; commanieinti 
added, 3 ; removed, 2 ; present number, 36. 

Offerings — Episcopal Fund, $10 00 : Bishop's Expenses, t500i 
Missions of the Diocese, $5 85 ; Parish purposes, $203 70 ; Total* 
$224 55. 

THE REV. S. C. STRATTON'S REPORT. 

During the past year I have officiated on 50 different occasions. ^ 
have preached 31 sermons; performed the service 18 times ; ftsdU* 
sistcd in its performance 11 times in various Churches; administeted 
the Holy Communion once ; assisted in its administration 10 times i 
baptized, children, 2 ; celebrated 1 marriage ; made 5 visits to the nek# 
and 2 addresses to Sunday-schools; and participated on one oectnoK^ 
as a presbyter in the imposition of hands in the ordination of fivecttor^ 
didates for Priest's orders. 

THE REV. ELVIN K. SMITH'S REPORT. 

My connection with St. John's Church, Camden, as its Rector, 
terminated on the first of August, 1858 : but I performed fre* 
quent services there, until the first of Novcmber,when I entered upon 
the duties of my present office, at St. Mary's flail, as Principal, Chip* 
Iain, and Head of the Family. I have also, by the Bishop's appoint- 
ment, performed the duties of Instructor in Dogmatic Theologj,at 
Burlington College. I have ministered at various times, in St. John'a, 
Camden, Spottswood, and other parishes ; where my official aotaaro 
recorded, and from which they will be reported. The aggregate is ■• 
follows : baptisms, (adults, 5, infants, 20,) 31*; marriages, 3 ; fbner^ 
als, 9. 



9fi 

THE REV. HOBART CHETWOOP'S REPORT. 

Since my resignation of the Rectonhip of Burlington College^ 

bk October laet, I have been officiating in various places ; all ^ith 

%ee exceptions in the Diocese of New Jersey. For five months 

hmg the winter, I supplied St. Paul's Church, Newark, (then 

neant,) on Sunday morning. When not otherwise engaged, I have 

united the Rector of Christ Church, Elizabeth, in the Sunday, 

H well as the daily services ; and in visiting occasionally among the 

■dk and poor. I have baptized 3 infants ; and administered the 

Holy Communion, 22 times, besides 4 in private ; I have preached on 

n tferage, twice a week, since November ; I have also read the buri. 

il lerrice, on two occasions. 

THE REV. WILLIAM R. EARLE'S REPORT. 

Jhm^ the late Conventional year, I have continued to assist the 
leetor of Christ Church, Elizabeth, in the daily services of the 
Ctmreh, besides holding a service on alternate Sundays at the Poor 
Home of Elia^beth, and occasionally assisting the neighboring Clergy. 
I bie assisted in the administration of the Holy Communion 35 times, 
lid on Sunday, 27th March, (3d in Lent,) at evening Prayers in the 
hriah Church of St. Paul's," Paterson (the Rector, Rev. Mr. Kelly 
^g absent), I baptized three infants. 

THE REV. J. NICHOLAS STANSBURY'S REPORT. 

For the past year I have been engaged in assisting the Rev. Rector 
of Grace Church, Newark. Besides the assistance rendered in the 
Kgolar celebration of Divine Service, I have for him, administered 
Holy Communion, twice, baptized, in public, infants, 8, in private, 2 ; 
fcnried, 3; married, 1 ; number of Parochial visits, 1,677. 

Senrices performed in other Parishes : administered Holy Com- 
anoioD, twice ; preached, 27 times ; buried, 2. 

f was made Priest by our late beloved Bishop on the 21st March. 
/bave been elected Rector of Christ Church, Newark, ami was insti- 
lited on May 17th, by the Rev. Alfred Stubbs, D. D. 

THE REV. THOMAS J. TAYLOR'S REPORT. 

In conformity to the Canons of the Church, I submit the following 
^ort : 

Since my ordination to the Diaconatc on Trinity Sunday, 30th May, 
658, I have celebrated Divine Service 137 times, have assisted in 



96 



the celebration of the same 67 times ; preached, 75 timM ; lectured 
on week nights, 47 times ; assisted in the administration of the Holy 
Communion, 10 times ; administered Holy Baptism, 5 times; eate* 
chised openly in the Church, 5 times ; marriages, 3 : funeralsy 1. 

The above services have been performed chiefly within the Pariah 
of St. John's Church, Camden. 






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The next Convention of the Diocese of New-Jersey 
wiU be held in Trinity Church, Newark, God willing, on 
UTednesday, May 30th, A. D. 1860. 



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iliocfsf of IJflu ^mq 

BVEHTY-SEVKNTU ANNI'AL COMVENTIj 






JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS 



oy 1 iiK 



SEVENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVENTION, 



IN 



TRIXITS^ OIIUKOII, NEW^ARIC 



ON' 



Wednesday and Thursdayp June 30 and 31. 



M D CC C L.X . 



JERSEY CITY: 
JOHH H. LTON * CO., STEAM BOOK miNTEKS. 

1860. 



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CANON II. 

OF THE TEsinrOMAT^ TO BE GIVEN TO LAY DEPUTIES. 

Lay Deputies to the Convention shall present written cer- 
titicates of their ele<»tion in the following, or some similar 
form : 

[Name of the Churchy the pla^, aiiddatej] 

Thirt certifies that, at a meeting of tlie congregation of this Cbarch, for the 
purpose of electing Cliurch officers and Deputies to tlie Convention, (or /or tk§ 
purpose of electing DqtutUi to the Conveniion, if the meeting be for that pfupota 
alone,) A. B., C. D., and E. F., were duly chosen to represent the congr^^ 
tion in that body, for the year ensuing. In testimony of which, I liave hfln- 
unto set my liand, (or, if two of the Wardens subBcribo, lof hare net our JUhmI^) 
the day and year above written. 

Which certificate shall be signed by tlie Rector, the Secretary of the Yeitfy, 
or by two Wardens, and iik transmitted bt tus Sicrbtabt of thi VxiTaT to 

TDK SbcRETART OF THE CONVENTION AT LEAST TEN DATS BKFORI TBI lOBEIISQ OT 

THE Annual Contention ; and the above form shall be annually inMfted la 
the printed Journal of the Convention. 



In ordei- to seoure this, tlie Seeretarj' will forward a blank 
form to every J)llri^;h, and earnestly asks the prompt atten- 
tion of the Clergy. 

By tlie amendment to Section 3, Article IV, of the Con- 
stitution, the representation from each congregation consifts 
" of one or more depnties 7)ot exceeding threes 



DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY. 

LIST OF THE CLERGY. 
* [Those niArked thu8 * were prosenL] 

The Sight Reverend * William Henky Odenhejmer, 
D. !>., Bishop of the Diocese ; President of Burlington Col- 
lege ; President, Rector, and Visitor of St. Mary's Hall ; 
and having charge of St. Mary's Church, Burlington. 

PRESBYTERS. 

The "Ruv. * Clarkson Dunn, Rector of Grace Church, 
Elizabeth. 

The Kev. *Harky Finch, Rector of Christ Church, 
Shrewsbury. 

The Rev. Norman Nasii. 

The Rev. * Peter L. Jaques, Missionary, officiating fai 
St. Lake's Church, Phillipsburgh. 

The Rev. * James A. Williams, Rector of St. Mark's 
Church, Orange. 

The Rev. * Alfred Stukbs, D. D., Rector of Christ 
Church, New Brunswick. 

The Rev. Samuel W. Hallowell, Rector of Grace Church, 
Haddonfield. 

The Rev. Charles James SxERLiNii. 

The Rev. David Clarkson, Chaplain, U. S. A. 

The Rev. John R. Goodman. 

The Rev. * Henry B. Sherman, Rector of Christ Church, 
Belleville. 

The Rev. *J. D. Moore, Missionary, officiating in St. 
James^ Church, Long Branch. 

The Rev. Adolph Frost. 

The Rev. Andrew Mackie. 

The Rev. Juuus D. Rost, D. D.^ Missionary, officiating in 
St Matthew's German Churcli, Newark. 
The Rev. John A. Parsons, 



The Kev. * Kathaotel Pettit, Rector of ChriBt Ohurel 
Newton. 
The Rev. S. Stebbinb Stocking. 

The Rev. * Samuel C. Stbatton. 

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The Rev. - Marcus F. Hyde, Professor of Ancient La 
guages, and Instructor in Sacred Criticism and Patristi 
in Burlington College. 

The Rev. * Davd) Brown, liector of St. Andrew's Chore 
Amwell, at Lambcrtville. 

The Rev. Eli Wheeler. 

The Rev. Philemon E. Coe. 

Tlie Rev. * Elvin K. Smith, Principal, Chaplain, and Em 
of the Family of St. Mary's Hall, and Instructor in Dog 
matic Theology, in Burlington College. 

The Rev. *Vandevoort Bruce, Rector of St. Panl' 

Church, Hoboken. 
Tlie Rev. Joshua D. Berry. 

The Rev. * Joshua Smtth, Missionary, officiating in S' 
Philip's Church, Newark. 

The Rev. * Eugene Augustus Hoffman, Rector of Ghiii 
Church, Elizabeth, and Missionary to Woodbridge. 

The Rev. N. W. Camp, D. D., Rector elect of Trinit 
Church, Trenton. 

The Rev. * J. L. Maxwell, Rector of Christ Church, Bo 
detitown. 

Tlie Rev. - R. N. Merritt, Rector of St. Peter's Chnrc 
Morristown, and Missionary to Baskingridge. 

The Rev. ^ R. M. MrrcHESON, Missionary, officiating 
the Church of the Ascension, Gloucester. 

Tlie Rev. * Alexander Jones, D. D., Rector elect of ( 
Peter's Church, Perth Amboy. 

Tlic Rev. * Horatio Hastings Weld, Rector of Trini 
Church, Moorestowii ; and in charge of St. Mary's Chnrc 
Colestown. 

Tlie Rev. ^* Edward A. Foqgo, Rector of Christ Chnrc 
AUentown ; and in charge of Trinity Parish, Hightstown. 

The Rev. '-^ William Herbert Norris, Missionary, Hin 
tor of Christ Church, Woodbury, and officiating in £ 
Thomas' Church, Glassborough. 



Die Re7. SAjnxKL CLEifENTS, Missionarj, officiating at 
Fttsaic Bridge. 

Ibe Rev. * Milo Mahak, D. D., St Mark's Church in the 
Bowery Professor of Ecclesiastical History, in the General 
Dieological Seminary. 

The Bev. * John W. Shackelfobd, Hector of the House 
of Prayer, Newark ; and in charge of the Parish of the 
Holy Communion, South Orange. 

The Rev. * James S. Bush, Hector of Grace Church, 
Onnge. 

The Rev. * Wm. Croswell Doane, B. D., Priest of St. Bar- 
aabtt' Free Mission, Burlington ; Adjunct Professor, and 
Ivtnictor in Liturgies, in Burlington College. 

The Rev. Joseph S. Matebs, B. D. 

The Rev. * Sakuei. A. Clarke, Rector of St. John's 
Chnrch, Elizabeth. 

The Rev. Wiluam J. Zimmer. 

IheRev. * Henry Brown, Eector of St. Stephen's Church, 
'ilKngborough, in Beverly. 
I The Rev. Francis R. J. Lightbourne. 

The Rev. * Samuel Randall, Rector of Grace Church, 
Kidisoii. 

The Rev. * N. Sayrb Harris, Rector of Trinity Church, 
Hobd[eD. 

Ihe Rev. Wm. A. Leach. 

Bw Rev. * Charles S. LmLE. 

IheRev. * Joseph F. Garrison, M. D., Rector of St. Paul's 
Church, Camden. 

IheRev. *John Kelly, Rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Piteion. 

Ihe Rev. * Philander K. Cady, Rector of Grace Church, 
l^cwirk. 

Bw Rev. * Thomas F. Billopp, Rector of St. John's 
^ordi, Salem. 

The Rev. * Henry Tullidge, Rector of Trinity Church, 
Swedeeborougb, 

IheSev. * Edmund Neville, D. D., Rector of Trinity 
Clnuch, Newark. 



The Rev. * Horace Hills, Rector of St. Paul's Chu 
Rahwa3\ 

The Rev. CnAitLEs Abey, Rector elect of Grace Chn: 
Vail Vorst, Jersey City. 

The Rev. * Francis Dayton Canfield, Missionary, ( 
ciating in Roekaway and Boonton. 

The Rev. * Wellington Forgus, Olden Missionary, < 
ciating in Grace Church, Pemberton, in Medford, and pi 
adjacent. 

The Rev. * James Thomson, Rector of St. John's Chiu 
Somerville. 

The Rev. *J. Nicholas Stansbury, Rector of Oh 
Church, Newark. 

The Rev. * T. F. Cornell, Rector of the Church of 
Redeemer, Morristown. 

The Rev. * Gideon J. Burton, Rector of St. Stepb 
Church, South Ainboy; Missionary to Roundabout, \ 
parts adjacent. 

The Rev. * Richard B. Duane, Rector of St. Miclia 
Church, Trenton. 

The Rev. Louis L. Noble, Rector of the Church of 
Holy Trinity, Hudson. 

The Rev. * James W. Bradin, Missionary, officiatinj 
St. George's Church, Penn's Neck, and Bridgeton, Ouml 
land Co. 

The Rev. * JosErii H. Smfth, Rector of St. Paul'sOhu: 
Newark. 

Tlie Rev. * P. JJrowne Morrison, Missionary, official 
in St. Luke's Church, Hope, and St. James' Church, Hi 
ettstown, and at Succasunna, Stanhope, and School 
Mountain. f 

The Rev. * Asa S. Colton. 

The Rev. * Orlando Harriman, officiating itfSt Jol 
Church, West Iloboken ; and Christ Church, Bergen. 

The Rev. Wm. Pabsmore, Missionary to Hammonton, 
parts adjacent. 

The Rev. * Henry Marsh, Rector elect of St. Lu 
Church, West Bloomfield ; and Minister of Christ Ohn 
Bloomfield. * 



Ike Bev. Rxubek Rilet, Missionary, officiating in Calva- 
ly Church, Summit. 

He Rev. * J. Brinton Smith, Rector of St. Matthew's 
Church. Jersey City. 

The Rev. * George P. Scuetky, B. D., Rector of St. An- 
drews' Church, Mount Holly. 

The Rev. *D. W. C. Byllesby, Rector of Trinity Church, 
XoDDt Holly. 

i Tie Rev. * D. F. Warren, Rector of Trinity Church, 
I EKabefh. 

The Rev. * George C. Pennell, Rector of St. Stephen's 
[ Ckuich, Millbum. 

The Rev. *R. Travis, Jr., Rector of Trinity Church, 
Jersey City. 

The Rev. * Winslow W. Sever, Rector elect of Gra(;e 
Church, Plainfield. 

The Rev. * Thomas W. Street, Missionary, officiating in 
Bt John's Church, Dover. 

The Rev. H. T. Wells, Acting Rector of Burlington 
College. 

The Rev. * Joseph S. Saunders, Assistant in Grace 
Church, Newark. 

Ihe Rev. * Franklin L. Knioht, D. D. ; Missionary, of- 
Wttingin St. Mary's Church, Burlington ; and in Trinity 
Clurch, Fairview. 

lie Rev. * W. II. Dunnell, Rector of Trinity Church, 
^cdBank; and in charge of Christ Church, Middletown. 

DEACONS. 

lie Rev. George Ogle. 
lie Rev. J. IIoYT SMnn. 

The Rev. * Robert Eaule, Rectors Assistant in Christ 
Chureli, Elizabeth. 

He Rev. * John Martin Henderson, Assistant Minister, 
Christ Church, Elizabeth. 

Hie Rev. * Thomas Lyle, Rector elect of St. Peter's 
Cborth, Spotswood, and Missionary to Janicsburg and parts 
idjicent. 
He Rev. * Thomas J. Tatloe, Rector elect of St. Peter's 



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Cbnrcli, Freehold; and Mifisionary to EngliBhtown, am 
parts adjacent. 

The Rev. *H. L. Mobeison Clarke, Missionaiy, officiitin 
in Zion Church, Belvidere. and St. James' Church, Know 
ton. 

The Rev. Edward S. Watson, A. M., officiating In 8 
Barnabas Church, Newark. 

The Rev. * J. L. McKim, Assistant in the House < 
Prayer, Newark. 

The Rev. * Wm. A. Dod, D. D., Rector elect of Trinil 
Church, Princeton. 

Tlie Rev. H. C. Eayre Costill. 

The Rev. * George R. Davis. Assistant Minister, 6 
Luke's Church, West Bloomfield. 



CANDIDATES FOR UGLY ORDERS. 

JouN N. Still; May 7, A.D. 185G. 

Charles Douglass ; May 19, A. D. 1868 : Burlington O 

lege. 
Robert A. Poole; May 10, A.D. 1858: Burlington C 

lege. 
Samuel Seymour Lewis; Marcli 8, A.D. 1859: Nashoti 
Charles II. Bryan ; March 8, A. D. 1859 : Burlington C 

lege. 
Henry Palethorp Hay ; Sept. 2, A. D. 1 859 : Gen. Tli 

logical Seminary. 
Levi Jorxston: Fo1>. 22. A.D. 1800: Burlington CoUej; 



candidates for PRIESrS ORDERS. 

The Rev. John M. Henderson, D(\ncoii : T)c(\ 12, A. D. IS 

The Rev. E. S. Watson, A. ]\f . 

The Rev. W. A. Dod, D. D., Deacon. 

The Rev. Thomas J. Taylor, Deacon : De(;. 0, A. D. 1S5S 

The Rev. Thomas Lyle, Deacon: Marcli S, A.D. 1859. 

Tlie Rev. H. C. Eayre Costill, Deacon : June 6, A. D. 18, 

Tlie Rev. H. L. Mokktson Clarke, Deacon: Feb. 21, A. 

1860. 
The Rev. J. L. McKim, Deacon. 



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LAY READERS. 

OiOBOE L. Brooks, M. D. : Trinity Church, Jersey City ; 

under direction of the Rev. Dr. Mahan. 
Gksoe C. Etulnd : Succasunna ; Oct. 13, A. D. 1859 ; un- 
der direction of the Eev. P. B. Morrison. 
HisiT P. Hat : St. Peter's Parish, Rancocas ; Nov. 15, 

A. D. 1859 ; under direction of the Rev. G. P. Schetky. 
lioms Neilson : St. Stephen's Parish, Florence ; Dec. 16, 

A. D. 1869 ; under direction of the Rev. M. F. Ilyde. 
* John Habned Morris : Stockton : under direction of the 

Rev. Wm. Passmore. 
ICharles Douglass: Burlington, and parts adjacent ; Jan. 

25, A. D. 1860. 
tBoBEBT A. Poole : Burlington and parts adjacent ; Jan. 25, 

A. D. 1860. 
IChaklks H. Bryan: Burlington and parts adjacent; Jan. 

25, A. D. 1860. 



*Iiceii8erevo]Eed. 

tender the direction of the Rt. Rev. the Bishop. 



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LAY DEPUTIES. 

Oi -tr •> ni I z> {* Thomas Milnor, 

St Marys Church, ^«»- J » Franklin Ganntt, M. D. 

^*"^^' I * J. Howard Pngh, M. D 

vr' ^^-^^'^-'^ *?a5rJpa^T' 

■^"'*'^' ( * Peter E. Hawley. 

iJohn P. Lewis, M. D., 
Edmund T. Williams, 
* Gabriel West 

I* Joseph D. Taylor, 
Wm. Henry Grant, 
George Henry Sickels. 

^^^^' (* Peter K. Roach. 

I* Joseph H. Thompson, M. 
^ Thomas Sinnickson, 
* James W. Meciim. 

(* Cortlandt Parker, 
Trinity Churchy Newark. \ * Jabez P. Pennington, 

( * Daniel Dodd. 

' ( * J- S. Carpender. 

SlMichaeVs Church, Tren- 1 : ST H^st^, 

^''"' ( *^gden W. Blackfan, 

I* Kobert Hamilton, 
* Franklin Smitii, 
Aaron H. Bonnel. 

Chnst Church, AUentown, \ ISfTi^*?^ 9\ 

' ' ( Albert H. Livmgston. 

TrinUy Church. WoodA l^^^f^^^'l ^"^^^""^ 

bridge, \ ^1*°" Arrowsmith, 

^ ' ( George Lasslett< 

St. Peter\ Church, 6>/«- ( ^TC "' f '^«!'^'"' ' 
wood < * A. P. Valentme, 

^^' I * William A. Appleby. 



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' ( A. R. Throckmorton. 

'» I * J. Warden Brown. 

^ ( Charles Hartung, 

^' ( Samuel Hopkins. 

^ ' ( Woodward Warwick. 

'^'*' I Charles Garnsou, M. D. 

•■_*,. . y^i T r ( * J. C. Brantiffara, 

MAetcs Church, Jcr- \ ^^^^^ DunTont, 

^'"y' I * Henry SaUsbury. 

. T nt ^t n J i* Hon. Philemon Dickerson, 
auPa Church, PaUr- ) » ^j^^ ^ j^ gj^, ^ 

I * John Swinbnme. 

( * Daniel Babbitt, M. D., 
trVs Church, Orange, -j * N. Stetson, 

( Charles "Williams. 

d ■< m I If • ( * Hon. Jacob W. Miller, 
rfer s Church, Morris- ) ^ ^^^^ g Stotesbury, 

*' ( * William Whitney. 

i James 0. Fitch, M. D., 
\kc^s Church, Hope, I Alfred Mixell, 

( Stewart Beatty. 

L * Abraham Browning, 
uTa Church, Camden, \ * Hon. T. P. Carpenter, 

I * Philip J. Gray. 

( * Charles S. Olden, 
y Church, Princeton, I * Richard S. Field, 

I James Potter. 

I John L. McKnight, 
* Col. J. W. Allen, 
* James Stratton, 



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( * T. W, Satterthwaite, 
Christ Churchy BeUemUe^ < * Robert S. Swords, 

( * Julius C. Minett. 

( * E. Y. Rogers, 
^i^. PauPa Churchy Rahway^ \ Francis Laoagb, 

( John R. Morse. 

f* Frederick B. Offden, 
* Edgar Brodheao, 
* Theo. M. TuthiU. 

St. f^J^^s Ckurck, ^-iiS^iSt"' 
^^' I Caleb PerkiiiB. 

1* J. 0. Garthwaite, 
* A. Q. Keasbej, 
* Wm. B. Mott. 

r^^ Chv^chy MooresA'^^^^^ 

^^^> (* Edward Harrfif 

j J. S. Coles, 
Orcuie Churchy Hadd(mfiddy -J * R. V. M. Cooper, 

( J. P. Browning. 

f* Henry Palethorp Hay, 
Philip C. Timings, 
Charles Funk. 

St. Andr^^s Chv^cK, An. 1 1 f^^f^i^^ i,., 

^'^' ( Wm. McCrej^V. 

1* Paul Babcock, 
W. S. Hall, 
* J. T. Morton. 

SuPMvp^s Church, i^^-|l^?chol^5uffii,, 
«'•*' I Adam Hay. 

St. MaUJ^^s Church Nea. | ^jST^g^f^' ^^'^ 

'*'■*' \ * Charles Riebold. 

St. Thoracis Church, Ver- j John Batherford, 
non, \ * Thomas B. DeKay, 

Grace Church, Mi^aieth- {i^^^-^^^ 
^^' (Wm.A.MorreU. 



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Trintij/ Church, Middle- j * John Travers, 
toiwi Painty \ * N. Coles. 

1* Samuel M. Hitchcock, 
* John V. Cox, 
* WiUiam Wright. 

1* Joseph Kidgcr, 
J. A. Corwin, M. D., 
* Thomas Webb. 

& John^s Church, Somer- j * $^?? ^' i?^"'^"' 
^' i*^O.Jolley, 

J. N. Dilts. 



fBeese Morris, 
Alfred Barnard, 
Martin Ivins. 

^ ( James K. Dey. 

I * Henry McFarlan, 
SL JohfCs Church, Dover, i * Charles McFarlan, 

( * George C. Eyland. 

I Alexander Cox, 
Si. PauTs Church, Newark, I * Thomas Wadams, 

( * John Straghan. 

^. . . ( * Hon. E. B. D. Ogden, 

tAw^ Church, Mizabeth, I * John Joseph Chetwood, 

( * James C. Carter. 

^ \ * John M. CroweU. 

^"^ I N. W. Troixtman, 

^^' . ( Oliver Cox. 

( * Albert L. Du Puget, 
Trin^y Church, Hohoken, I * James F. Melliss, 

( * WilUam P. Wright. 

( * Jesse Williams, 
Grace phuTch, Orcmge^ \ * Charles A. Lighthipc, 



Plai^ffieldj 



* Caleb Coggshall. 

( * J. E. Cary, 
< Mahlon Yail, 
( Samuel Orton. 



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St Barnabai «»re*.I J a! D.'aadirili, 
N«mrk, l.J.M.U™.g8toil. 

Bt. Mark; Church, if«"- 1 1 ^- JJ^^SVyt^, 
"'■*' |.«Chiirre«H«yi». 

r» Alfred M.Tredwell, 
Grace Church, Madison, -{ * William Kitclie!!, 



J «w 
L EUii 



Potter 



Church of the iJ«fo™«r, /^■'i'^V'S'^' 

TrinUy Church, Jcr.y\',^^:^-^^-^ 
*'*'y' [Xhos. W. Watermwi. 

St LuYiChuTch, -P^^y^-Jj^hRDutton, 
*"'^^' 1 John Newman. 

rThoB. Allibone, 
Grace Church, Pemhcrton, \ James A. Fenwick, 

[ Joseph B. Bntterworth. 
r (Jeorge Nichols, 
Christ Church, Bloomfield, < * Charles S. Squire, 

L * Joseph Tan Nostrand. 
k: y. Liv 



Trinity Church, Trenton, -j G. A. Pordicaris, 
[ P. Dickinson, 

St. John; Church, i«/*^°7" ^;,c»'°"<»i'' 

' I ^ Charles bavoye. 

f*W. U. Onderdonk, 
Christ Church, Bergen, -j * Edward S. Torrer, 

|_ Thomas 11. Tower." 
Trinity Church, flights- I E. H. Doty, M. D., 
Unon. \ S. A. Gilkeyson. 

f * Thomas Cole, 
Trinity Church, Bed Bank, -i * John U. Allaire, 

[ * Thomas Morford, Jr. 

SLjamee- Church, ^»i- J f Wm^fcarfncr, 
"'*™»' [Elias B. Kicholas. 

Church 4 A'E^ '"'""■{"Si'/sS'S!' 
""*«», -S^rfiOranj^ 1 • Chiles W. Nswtoi. 



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St. Petef^s Churchy Banco- ( * Henry Falethorp Hay, 
€08 J \ Lewis Fish. 

t* Peter V. Coppuck, 
Alex. E. Shreve, 
* Charles H. HoUinshead. 

SL StepherCs Churchy Flon'- ( * Thomas Neilson, 
ence^ \ * Benjamin W. Jones. 

j * Geo. K. Chetwood, M. D., 
Trinity Churchy Elizabeth^ \ Commodore Wm. D. Salter, 

( * John K. Iloole. 

St. LvJu^B Church. Tr..^iI?T?.?,n^^^ 

f * Benjamin Aycrigg, 
/&. John^s Churchy Passaic, -j * F. W . Tomlans, 

[ David Eoe. 



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JOTJR]SrA.L. 



Grace Church, Newark, May 30^A, A, D., 186( 

This being the time and place appointed by the Consi 
tion of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the Diocei 
New Jersey, for the meeting of the Annual Conv^tio 
said Church, the Bishop and several of the Clergy and 
Deputies assembled iti Grace Church at 10 o'clock A. ] 

Morning Prayer was said by the Rev. Messrs. Mc 
and Williams ; the Bev. J. F. Garrison reading the Le« 
The Bishop celebrated the Holy Communion, assistec 
the Kcv. Dr. Mahan and the Rev. Mr. Dunn, and in the 
tribution of the Elements, by the Rev. Dr. Stubbs and 
Rev. Mr. Williams. The Rev. Nathaniel Pettit preai 
the Convention Sermon from Haggai ii. 4. 

Tlic opening service being concluded, the Bishop took 
Chair, and the Convention proceeded to organize. 

Upon calluig the roll, the Clergy present were the fol 
ing: 

The Rt. Rev. William IIenry Odenheimkb, D D., Bial 

Tlie Rev. Clarkson Dunn, The Rev. Joshua Smith, 

Peter L. Jaqucs, E. A. Hoffman^ 

James A. Williams, J. L. Maxwell, 

Alfred Stubbs, D. D., R. N. Merritt, 

Henry B. Sherman, R. M. Micthesoo 

J. D. Moore, H. H. Weld, 

Nathaniel Pettit, Edward A. Fog| 

Marcus F. Hyde, Wm. Herbert Nc 

David Brown, Milo Mahan, D. 

Philemon E. Coc, Jno. W. Shackell 

Elvin K. Smith, James S. Bush, 

Vandevoort Bruce, Wm.Croswell D< 



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Rev. Samnel Randall, The Rev. P. Browne Morrison, 



N. Sayre Harris, 
Charles S. Little, 
Joseph F. Garrison,* M. 
John Kelly, 
Philander K. Cady, 
Thomas F. Billopp, 
Horace Hills, 
F. D. Canfield, 
W. Forgus, 
James Thomson, 
J. N. Stansbury, 
6. J. Burton, 
R. B. Dnane, 
James W. Bradin, 
Joseph H. Smith, 

Wm. A. Dod, 



Asa S. Colton, 
Winslow W. Sever, 

D., Geo. C. Pennell, 
Henry Marsh, 
J. Brinton Smith, 
Geo. P. Schetky, 
D. W. C. Byllcsby, 
D. F. Warren, 
F. L. Knight, D. D., 
Jos. S. Saimders, 
Thos. W. Street, 
Robert Earle, 
J. M. Henderson, 
H. L. M. Clarke, 
J. L. McKim, 

D.D. 



He Eev. Mr. Dunn and the Hon. D. B. Ryall were ap- 
nted a Committee to examine tlic testimonials of Lay 
wties; who reported that more tlian a Constitutional 
aber of Churches were represented : whereupon the fol- 
ing Lay Deputies appeared and took their scats : 



mas Milnor, 
lUin Gauntt, M. D., 
Ward Pugh, M. D., 
rid West, 
D. Taylor, 
iamin Williamson, 
was B. Chetwood, 
r R. Roach, 
nel V. Hoffman, 
Garpender, 
RDffl, 

ga W. Blackfan, 
rt Hamilton, 
ington Gill, 
Valentine, 
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Wm. A. Appleby, 
Daniel B. Ryall, 
John Dobbins, Jr., 
John R. Goldsborougli, 
J. Wardcll Brown, 
David B. Ribblc, 
Thos. II. Whitney, 
Robert Dumont, 
Jolm Swinburne, 
Daniel Babbitt, M. D., 
Jacob W. Miller, 
A. Browning, 
T. P. Carpenter, 
P. J. Gray, 
James Stratton, 



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Robert 8. Swords, 
Edgar Brodhead, 
W. P. Bobeson, 
J. 0. Garthwaite, 
A. Q. Eeasbej, 
Wm. B. Mott, 
E. V. M. Cooper, 
Henry P. Hay, 
John Sharp, 
Samuel Lilly, M. D., 
Paul Babcock, 
J. T. Morton, 
N. Duffin, 
I. R. Cornell, 
E. O. Jolley, 
W. P. Bleecker, 
H. McFarlan, 
Thos. B. DeKay, 
John Travers, 
N. Coles, 



S. M. Hitoheock, 
John V. Cox, 
Wm. Wright, 
E. B. D. Ogdm, 
J. J. Chetwood, 
J. C. Carter, 
L. Benedict, 
J. M. Crowell, 
E. West, 
J. F. Melliss, 
Wm. P. Wright, 
Jesse Williams, 
Caleb Coggshall, 
J. W. Hayes, 
George A. Mayhew, 
Charles Hayes, 
E. F. Travis, 
S. M. Chambers, 
Thomas Cole, 
John V, Allaire. 



The Convention proceeded to the choice of a Secre 
when, on motion, the Eev. Wm. Croswell Doane wi 
elected. 

The Secretary appointed tlie Eev. P. K. Cady, lii 
sistant. 

The Eev. Mr. Bush and Messrs. T. Milnor and H. U 
Ian, were appointed a Committee to report on the ap 
tion of New Parishes. The Eev. Mr. Busli being al 
the President substituted the Eev. Mr. Jaques. 

The Eev. Dr. Mahan and Judge Carj^enter were app 
a Committee on Eulcs of Order. 

The Committee on Testimonials of Lay Deputies n 
special report, that in two cases, four deputies had bee 
instead of three, as required by the Canon, and ask( 
decision of the Convention ; whereupon, it was 

JReiolvedf That the *first three names upon the Certificate be take 
delegation. 



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cratary called the list of delegates from St. John's 
West Hobokcn, and Christ Church, Bergen, and 
•avoje appeared and took his scat. 
mmittce on Rules of Order reported the following 
nts : Add to Rule 2, ^^ Each delegation, as far as 
le, to be seated together." Change Rule 18, to 
lie Address of the Bishop, and the Report of the 
Committee, to be, at any time, in order." 
lendments were adopted, and the amended Rules 
adopted, as follows f ' 

RULES OF ORDER. 

eeting of the Convention shaU be opened and closed with prayer. 

he IVetiident ojwamcs the chair, each member shall take his seat ; 

.on, as far as practicable, to be seated together. 

16 first day, the minutes of tlie preceding day shall be read each 

d if necessary, corrected ; and before the rising of the Convention, 

oceedings of the sitting shall be read. 

. member chooses to speak, he shall rise and address the President. 

wo members rise at the same time, the President shall determine 

se ; and in any controyertty respecting order, the President shall 

resolution presented to this Convention shall be fairly reduced to 

ion shall be regarded, unless seconded. 

m of postponement or amendment shall always be in order. 

ion to adjourn, or to lay upon the table, the question shall be put 

t«. 

mber shall speak more than thrice on the same question, without 

iie President. 

) request of the President, or on motion, the Convention may 

r into a Committee of the whole, and shall take a vote for that 

BStions shall bo decided viva tfoce, unless otherwise specially pro- 



and nays shall be called and entered on the minutes, when 
ibers require it. 

ion of the Convention shall be open for the admission of such 
ay wish to know its proceedings. 
mber shaU leave the Convention without permission, 
elections, those persons, only, who shall have a majority of all 
en, ahall be deemed elected. 

der of bnsiness ihmll be as follows : — The reports of A^rfa^ing Com- 
e preceding Convention ; the election of Standing Committee, I>ep- 



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utiM to the General ConTontion, and Trustees of the Geaefal 
Seminary; prosentation of Parochial reports; postponed and n 
business. 

18. The Address of the Bishop, and the Report of the Standing 
to be at any time in order. 

19. Daily Prayers at 9 A. M., adjourn at 2} P. M., OTeidng 
P.M. 

On motion, 

Resolved, That the Secretary and Assistant Secretary be app 
sign seats in Trinity Church, for the Clergy and Lay IXclegations, i 
with the Rules of Order. 

Tho Convention took a recess till 4^ P. M. 

Trinity Churchy 4i 
The Convention assembled, and Prayers were sa 
Bishop. 
The following members appeared and took their 

The Eev. J. D- Moore, The Eev, J. Brintoi 
W. N. Bunnell, O. Harriir 

H. Brown, T. F. Cora 

H. TiiUidge, E. Neville 

E. Travis, Jr. ; and Messrs. 

J. C. Minett, J. L. Linton, 

J. W. Allen, N. Stetson, 

J. M. Livingston, R. S. Conover, 

J . Van Nostrand, T. Morford, Jr., 

C. S. Squire, T. B. DeKay, 

G. C. Eyland, T. M. TuthiU, 

J. Kidger, E. Brodhead, 

W. n. K. Bibby, T. Sinnickson, 

P. Dickerson, F. Smith, M. D., 

A. S. Livingston, L. S. Comstock, 

Thos. Webbe, H. Salisbury, 

W. G. Gardner, J. Brautigam, 

Wm. Kitchell, A. L. du Puget, 

A. M. Tredwell, T. W. Satterthwaite, 

J. Hone, J. Williams, 

E. Harris, W. U. Onderdonk, 

J. R. Watson, E. S. Torrey, 

Wm. Whitney, T. Wadams, 

H. H. Btotesbury, J. Btraghan. 



Ihe Committco on the applicatiuu of new Parishes for ad- 
nUoD, reported that they had examined the applications 
of 8t Peter's Church, Rancocas, Trinity Church, Mount 
Holly, Church of the Holy Communion, South Orange, St. 
[ike's Church, West Bloomfield, Trinity Church, Elizabeth, 
iBd St Stephen's Church, Florence, and recommend that 
thqr be received into union with the Convention. They 
ibo reported the application of St. John's Church, Passaic, 



On motion, the Parishes as recommended, were admitted, 
ud the application of St. John's Church, Passaic, was re- 
fared back to the Wardens for correction. 

the following delegates appeared, and took their seats : 



P. V. Coppnck, 
dEEollinBhcad, 
CF. Osborne, 
i' S. Sandford, 
C V. Newton, 



O. Doremus, 
C. St, John Seymour, 
Geo. R, Chetwood, M. D., 
John R. Hoole, 
T. Neilson, 
B. W. Jones. 



AHbH( That Clergymen of other Dioceses, Clergymen of this Diuccsu not 
lAnin entitled, and Candidates for Holy Orders, who may be present, 
ki^utted to honorary seats in tMs Convention, and that they be requested 
^kad in their names to the Secretary. 



Rev. E. C. Marshall, S. R. Johnson, D. D., and II. 
L Edgar Pratt, of the Diocese of New York, the Rev. R. 
G.Chase, of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, and the Rev. E. 
iBoggs, of the Diocese of New York, reported themselves. 
Ibe report of the Standing Committee was then read by 
^ Seeretary as follows : 

^Kjpof^ qf the Sta/ndmy Cavimittee of the Diocese of New 

Jersey. 

Hie Standing Committee, in pursuance of their duty, beg 

Ibit6 to present the following report of their proceedings, 

« the EcdeBiaBtical Authority of the Diocese, from the ad- 

jiKinmient of the last Diocesan Convention up to the thir- 



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Alfred Lee, [i 

BiiJtop oftii€ Diocese oflklaware, Preadier, 
not umiiruf in iheimporiHon ofhankiL 

Carlton Cuase, D. D., [seal. 

Bishop cf New Hampshire. 

C. S. Haavks. D. D., [ioal. 

Bishop of Missouri. 

Alonzo Potter, [fOAL 

Bishop of the Diocese of Penwtj/ivania. 

John Williams, D. D., [sul^ 

Assistant Bishi^i of Connecticut. 

At their first meeting after the consecration of theBiflk 
tlie Standing Committee recommended the Treasiirer of t 
Diocese to pay to him one hmidrod and fifty dollars, ot 
and above his salary, to meet the expenses incidental to 1 
consecration, and entering upon the duties of his office. 

Tlie following is the statement of the sereral acts of t 
Standing Committee, acting as the Ecclesiastical Anthiwi 
of tlie Diocese. 

On the Otli June, they admitted II. 0. Eayre Costill ft 
candidate for Priest's Orders. 

On the Ctli July, the Eev. Dr. Stubbs, acting by roqa 
of the Committee, instituted the Bcv. Samuel W. Hallow 
into the Kcctorship of Grace Church, Iladdonficld. 

On the 14fth September, a statement was laid before 1 
Committee by the Rev. P. Browne Morrison, of an intmsi 
into his parochial cure, at Schoolcy's Moimtain, by the B 
Stci)hcn II. TjTig, D. D., Rector of St. Georgc-s Church, 
the City of New York, by holding Divine Service i 
preaching twice in the immediate vicinity of the authori; 
services of the Church, notwithstanding a written prol 
against the same, served upon him before the said servi 
were held. A notice of the same, of which the followinf 
a copy, was transmitted to the Provisional Bishop of J 
York : 

*• Tlio Ecclcsiaalical Authority of the Diocese of New Jersey hereby 
iiotic^e to the Ecclesiastical Autliority of the Diocese of New York, in ae 
anro with Canon VI 1850, that they have receivetl papers, copies of whic 
enclosed, charging the Rev. Stephen IL Tyng. D. D., Presbyter, Rector c 
George's Chnrcb, in the City and Diocese of New York, with the viobiti 



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ftiGwnl Gmon of the Church, hi August Uwt, at Schooley*s MoantaiD,in this 

SbeeM^withui the Parochial caro of the Rev. P. Browne Morrison, who is the 

Knter in charge. 

(Signed.) "JAMES A, WILLIAMS, 

" President of the Standing Cmnmitiee. 
*£. A Hoffman, Seeretarif. 

Kevark, y. /., Sept, 14. 13.^9." 

To this notice a reply was received, notifying the Com- 
mittee of the appointment by the Provisional Bishop of Xcw 
Tork, of a Committee of Inquiry toucliing the communica- 
tion from the Standing Committee of the Diocese of New 
Jcngr, to hold its first meeting on the 12th day of October, 
it noon, in the vestry room of St. John's Chapel, New York. 
Ihe Standing Committee, in acknowledging the receipt of 
Hob Gommnnication, stated that they were glad to learn tliat 
fte Ecclesiastical Authority of New York had taken the 
■utter in hand, and that they pi-esumed that the result 
rf fte inquiry would be sent to them before their next 
BMting in November, Nothing furtlicr was received by 
to Committee before the consecration of the Kev. Dr. 
Odenhdmer, and immediately lifter this event, all the papers 
■ eonnoction with the case were handed over to him, as the 
Kibop of the Diocese, in" whom the Ecclesiastical Authori- 
ty wag then tliercafter vested. 

The Committee have received notice of the deposition of 
Ae following persons from the Ministry : 

Flfom the Bishop of Louisiana, of his having deposed tlie 
fiev. Abel Nichols. 

From the'BisIiop of Ohio, of his having deposed tlie Rev. 
T.W.Clappe, Deacon, under Canon V. 1850, and also the 
B«T. J. F. Eaton, under Canon — 1853 : and from the 
BUwp of Kentucky, of his having deposed tlic Rev. Lewis 
Jinsen. 

The canonical consent of the Committee was given to tho 
<»guiication of Trinity Church, Elizabeth, and anew parish 
It South Orange. 

The Rev. William Passmore and the Eev. Reuben Riley 
''We received as Presbyters of this Diocese ; the former 
^ the Diocese of Texas, and the latter frona the Diocese 

rf Maryland. 

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Notice was received of the acceptance of the Kev. Charles 
H. Canfield, Deacon, and the Kev. E. T. S. Lowell, Presby- 
ter, into the Diocese of New York, and the Rev. R. G. Chase, 
Deacon, into the Diocese of Pennsylvania, on Letters Dimis- 
sory from this Diocese. 

Letters Dimissory to the Diocese of Indiana, were given 
to the Kev. William H. Carter, Presbyter, at his own re- 
quest. 

The papers of P. Voorhces Finch, A. M., candidate for 
Holy Orders in'this Diocese, recommending him for Deacon^s 
Orders, were handed to him, at his own request, to be pre- 
sented to the Provisional Bishop of New York. 

George L. Brooks, M. D., was licensed to act as Lay-reader 
in Trinity Church, Jersey City, under the direction of the 
Kev. Dr. Malian. 

The Committee have also to report that the Bishop of 
Maryland, acting by their request, lield a special ordination 
and confirmation in St. Barnabas' Chapel, Burlington, on 
Wednesday, July 20th, when he admitted Edward Shippen 
Watson, M. A., Hugh L. M. Clarke, M. A., George Sey- 
mour Lewis, M. A., and James Chr}-stal, to the Holy Order 
of Deacons, and confirmed twenty-seven persons. 

Li accordance with the instructions of the last Convention, 
the Committee filled the blank in the resolution, referring to 
the assessment for tlie Bishop's salary, on pages 61 and 62 
of the Journal, i^with eujht per cent, i) and scut notice of the 
same to the various parishes of the Diocese. The reason* 
which led tlic Committee to fix upon this per centage wer< 
as follows: assuming that the consecration of the Bishoj 
elect would take place at the meeting of the General Con 
vention, early in October, and the time, which his letter ii 
reply to the Committee charged with announcing to liimhi 
election, fixed upon for his resignation of the Kectorsliipo 
St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia, and acceptance of the dn 
ties of the Episcopate, as the date when the salary' woul< 
commence, they found that on the first of April there woul 
be six months' salary (81,500) due. Of this the interest o 
the permanent Episcopal fund would furnish §537 41. Th 



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remainder, say $1,000, had to be raiBed by assessment ; and 
as the Convention had fixed upon the first days of Septem- 
ber, December, March, and June as the periods when the Par- 
ishes should pay the assessment in quarterly payments, but 
three quarters of the amount assessed could be relied on to 
meet the smn required. And as it appeared from an exam- 
ination of the Treasurer's Reports for several years past, 
that in no one vear hud much more than one-third of the 
sum assessed upon the parishes by the Convention been re- 
ceived by the Treasurer of the Diocese, it was deemed ne- 
ce^arj to assess upon the parishes nearly three times the 
amount required. The result has justified the action of the 
Committee. Tu this date the Treasurer has received, in- 
dudlnj^ s250 which have been paid hi advance for the next 
qiuirtor, .^1,827 80 from the parishes. Of seventy-five par- 
ities and Churches which should have paid the assessment, 
bnt twenty have paid it in full ; twenty-six more in part, 
and from twenty-nine notliing has as yet been received by 
the Treasurer. Tliere remains in the Treasurer's hands about 
$950 towards the pay ment for next quarter, two months of 
whkih have already elapsed. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, by order and in 
behalf of the Standing Committee. 

James A. Williams, Prcsidcui, 

Ec€OE AuGs. Hoffman, Secretary, 
Neicarl', May 23, 1860. 



The Report of the Trustees of the Offerings of the Church, 
'M then read, as follows : 

SepoHof " The Trustees of the Offerings of the Churchy 

The Standing Committee, as " Trustees of the Offerings 
of the Church," beg leave to present the following report, 
ill wcordance with Canon X, § 9. 

Shortly after the adjournment of the Convention, they 
made the following appropriations, based on an estimate of 
^hat it was supposed would be received from the Oftcrings 
^^tting the year : 



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Belvidere and Knowlton, $200 

Lambertvillc, 60 

St. Matthew's Church, Newark, 200 

St. Thomas' Church, Veraon, 50 

Christ Church, Woodbury, 100 () 

Morris County Mission, 200 

Calvary Church, Summit,- 60 C 

St. Philip's Church, Newark, 50 ( 

Ascension Church, Gloucester, 50 C 

St. Luke's Church, Philipsburg, 150 C 

St. Stephen's, MuUica Hill, $2 per week when 

supplied, say 75 

Riverton, $2 per week when supplied, say 75 ( 

Ilackettstowii, Hope, (fee, 300 C 

Trinity Church, "Woodbridge, 60 

Bridgeton, 100 

Total, $1,600 fl 

The balances still due on the old debt of arrearagOB, di 
to Missionaries for past services, were as follows : 

Mrs. Margaret F. llarrold, $206 7 

Rev. Samuel W. Ilallowell, 24 1 

" Elvin K. Smith, 174 « 

" Thomas Cook, 19 9 

'' J. D. Rose, rh. D 85 3 

'' E. B. Chase, 16 6 

Total, $525 1 

The Offerings have amounted only to $1,466 22, Icaviii 
a deficiency still due to the Missionaries for services durhi 
the past year of $123 05, and the old debt, as it was at (1 
beginning of the year. It is very much to be regrett( 
that so many of the parishes pay no attention to the pt 
visions of the Canon on this subject, and that of those th 
do contribute, so few remit their offerings to the treasar 
quarterly, as the resolution of the Convention directed, 
order to enable him to meet the appropriations of the tn 
tees punctually on the regular quarter days. During ti 



ing could be devised more impartial thau the system 
ionary operations as provided for by the present 

Hie Bishop has, as appertains to his office, the ex- 
appointment of all the missionaries employed in the 
t. While the disbursement of the fands is left to the 
iroction of the Bishop and the Tnistecs elected by 
noal Convention. The only deficiency seems to be 
icnlty of securing the interest of the Rectors of the 
68 in the Diocese in its missionary operations, and 
curing the regular quarterly collections in every 

Some means must be devised, either by the Con- 
. or the Trustees, to remedy this deficiency, or the 
»f the church to new points, as they open themselves 
hands, must depend mainly on the exertions of such 
B as are contiguous to them. 

f which is respectfully submitted, by order and in 
of the Conmiittee. 

Eugene Augs. Hoftmax, Secretary. 
iri, N. J., 23d May, 1860. 



Bt Bev. the Bishop then delivered his Annual Ad- 
after which the Committee on Canon m presented the 
ig report which was adopted and the x>roposition to 
the hour for the opening service was carried. 



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The same ("ommittee to whom was referred the eongida- 
ation of Canon X I, reported progress and asked to be con- 
tinued, wliich was done. The Conmiittee to whom was re- 
ferred a proposed alteration to (]!anon V, made the folloir- 
Ing report whicli was aLcepted and tlie resohition adopted. 

The Gonnnittee on the proposed alteration to Canon V, 
repi>rt as follows : 

TicWir*/, Thut Cunon V, Sec. 1, bo amemled by mlding after Ihe word 
" Keport" in the 1th lino from the cml. " Wv ^haU also report the condition of 
the Sinuiay Schools in his parish, and the amount contributed for the poor; 
forMi.sion> ; I)iocL»san, Domestic and Forci^ ; for Parochial Schools; for tlie' 
f.upp»)rt and curront fxi>ciises of the Parish, and for Church purposes ingenertl" 

The following; proposed amendment to Canon X was re- 
ferred to a Committee eonsisthij^ of the Rev. Drs. Mahan 
and Seville ; Messrs. E. 13. D. Ogden and A. Browning : 

After the words " Sec. 10," insert *' The interest accruing 
from the Missionary Fund shall he appropriated to paying 
the expenr^es of the Convention, and the (piota of this Dio- 
cese to the General Convention. Tlie balance, alter the dig- 
charge of these dues, shall be applied to the Diocesan Mis- 
sions, under the direction of the Trustees of the Offerhigs of 
the Church.'' 

2. Sec. II, Canon X, is hereby repealed. 

The Committee on Christian Education presented theful- 
1 owing report : 

The undersigned, members of the Committee on Christian 
Education appointed in the Convention of 1S58 and contin- 
ued in 1S5J), beg leave respectfully to report that since the 
time of its appointment, the Committee have been deprived 
of the services, or at least, of the signatures of three of its 
most zealous and experienced members. One, a noble son 
and faithful servant of the Church, who&e earnest advocaev 
of the cau.T'e and thorough devotion to the work of positive 
Christian training was favourably known throughout the 
Diocese of New Jersey, and who in the Convention of 185S 
bore what proved to be his almost dvin<r testimony on the 
subject, in one of the most able and elo<pient speeches ever 
uttered in this body, has since that time departed to his rest 
and his reward. Tlie name of Archer Gifford and the cansc 



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:hlj Education are so associated in this Diocese, 
peak well of the one almost necessarily involves an 
lie mention of the other. A second member of the 
»e, similarly distinguished for active devotion to 
le of Church Schools, has removed to California ; 
^ird, who in the Convention of 185S took a most 
stand on the same side, and has since been engaged 
ting statistics on the subject, has been transferred 
iocese of Massachusetts. Under these circumstan- 
indersigned have confined themselves to the consid- 
f the questions already submitted to the Convention 
>rt of 1857, signed by the Rev. H. Goodwin, Archer 
Esq., and Mr. Jabez W. Hayes, and in anotlier of 
ped by tlie same gentlemen, with the addition of 
5 of the Rev. Dr. Mahan. In the two reports two 
■great importance are presented; the first point is 
St recommendation of the establishment and sup- 
parochial Schools, wherever practicable. This is em- 
n the resolutions reported by the Committee to the 
ion of 1858, and by that Convention adopted. We do 
hat any further action on that subject is desirable 
It. The second point is contained in the third res- 
>f the Report of 1857, and relates to the expediency 
ing " whether, agreeably to the laws of the State, the 
urc of moneys which are raised by taxation of the 
5 of our several congregations in the Diocese maj' be 
atcd for the education of their children, according 
»y means of their own Cliurch system of teaching 
ines and discipline." On tliis point tlie undersign- 
ir in the conclusion expressed in the Rei)ort of 1858, 
a follows : 

jelieTing that this whole subject turns on certain questions of right 
liristians of aU denominations have an equal interest, and which 
to be attentively considered in order to be satisfactorily settled ; 
thai it is at present involved in many serious complications, your 
t are not prepared to recommend to this Convention any immediate 
p. 

is the undersigned would add, that an inquiry into 
)Topriation of school taxes, involving as it does po- 



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litical, legal, and perhaps constitutional questions, cm be 
more advantageously pursued by parishes or individnsls a 
their character of citizens, than by a body organized as diii 
Convention is, for purposes purely ecclesiastical. The snbjeet; 
indeed, is one of vast importance — one of growing interat, 
as we believe, not to churchmen only, but to all thonghtfd 
men of every shade of opinion. In the judgment of jov 
Committee, however, it has not assumed any such shape M 
would render it expedient for this Convention to take actioi 
upon it. 

With these remarks the following resolution is submitted, 
as expressing the sense of the majority of the Committee: 

Resolved, That while it is the daty of Christian parents, sponsors, and d 
every member of the Chorch, in every way within their power to tami 
education in the principles and practice of Uie (Gospel of Christ, as tai^ h 
and by the Church, it is not expedient for Uiis Convention to adopt or 
mend any measure which shall interfere with the existence of public 
school education, as carried on in the State. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

E. Neville, D. D., 
C. Parker, 
B. Williamson, 
Abr. Browning, 
E. B. D. Ogden, 

F. B. ClIETWOOD. 

The undersigned, minority of the committee, agree to tl 
' above report, but dissent from the resolution appended, i 
being in their opinion unnecessary and inexpedient. 

M. Mahan, 
J. W. IIai-es. 

On motion tlie report was accepted, and the committ 
discharged. 

On a motion to lay the resolution appended to the rep( 
on the table, the vote being taken by orders, resulted 
follows : 

^^gV', Laity, 

Ayes, 29 Ayes, 32 

Nays, 20 Nays, 95 



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In motion, the Convention adjourned to 9 o'clock to- 

Tow morning. 

he motion to adjourn being reconsidered, the following 

odment to Canon I was proposed and referred to the 

re Committee : 

id at end of Canon I, the words, " Which list shall be 

[previous to the organization of the Convention, and as 

basis of its organization, subject to the after amendment 

he Convention." 

m motion the Convention adjourned to o'clock to-nior- 



mommg. 



Trinity Cliurdi^ jWewarl'^ May 31, 1> A. M, 

[oming Pra^'cr was said by the Rev. Drs. Mahan and 
ille. 

he Convention was called to order, and the Clergy pre- 
were the following : 

he Et. Rev. William IIe^ky Odknhkimeb, D. D., Bishop. 
Kev. C. Dunn, The Rev. M. Mahan, D. D., 



U. Finch, 
P. L. Jaqucs, 
J. A. AVilliams, 
A. Stubbs, D. D., 
11. B. Sherman, 
J. D. Moore, 
N. Pettit, 
M. F. Hyde, 

D. Brown, 

E. K. Smith, 
V. Bruce, 
Joshua Smith, 
E. A. Hoffman, 
J. L. Maxwell, 
R. K. Merritt, 
R. M. Mitcheson, 
H. H. Weld, 

E. A. Foggo, 
W. H. Norris, 
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J. W. Shackelford, 
J. S. Bush, 
AVm.Croswell Donne, 
S. A. Clarke, 
11. Brown, 
Samuel Randall, 
N. Sayre Harris, 
J. F. Garrison, M.D., 
Jno. Kelly, 
Philander K. Cady, 
Thomas F. Billopp, 
n. Tullidge, 

E. Neville, D. D., 
Horace Hills, 

F. D. Canfield, 
W. Forgus, 
James Thomson, 
J. N. Stansbury, 
T. F. Cornell, 



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The Rev. G. J. Burton, The Rev. D. W. C. Byllesl 
R. B. Duane, D. F. Warren, 

James W. Bradin, R. Travis, Jr., 

Joseph II. Smith, T. W. Street, 

P. Browne Morrison, W. X. Dunnell, 

J. Brinton Smith, Geo. C. Pennell, 

Geo. P. Sehetky, F. L. Knight, D. ] 

Upon calling the roll of Lay Deputies, the foUowi 
were present : 



Tliomas Milnor, 

F. Gauntt,M. D., 
J. Parker, 

G. West, 

J. D. Taylor, 

J. II. Thompson, IM. D., 

T. Sinnickson, 

J. W. Mecuni, 

S. V. Iloffman, 

J. S. Carj^endcr, 

W. Ilalsted, 

A. P. Valentine, 

W. A. Appleby, 

D. B. Ryall, 

J. Dobbins, Jr., 
J. W. Brown, 
11. Ilartung, 
G. Batten, 
P. Diekerson, 

E. 0. Marshall, 

D. Babbitt, 
J. W. Miller, 

II. H. Stotesburv, 
A. Browning, 
T. P. Carpenter, 
P. J. Gray, 
James Strattou, 
T. W. Satterthwaite, 

E. T. Rodgers, 



F. B. Ogden, 
W. P. Robeson, 
J. C. Garthwaite, 
Wm. B. Mott, 
Henry P. Hay, 
Samuel Lilly, 
John Sharp, 
Paul Babcock, 
J. T. Morton, 
Charles Reibold, 
S. M. Hitchcock, 
John V. Cox, 
Wm. AVright, 
H. McFarlan, 
J. Straghan, 
E. B. D. Ogden, 
J. C. Carter, 
E. West, 
J. F. Melliss, 
C. A. Lighthipe, 
A. D. Baldwin, 
J. M. Livingston, 
J. W. Hayes, 
George A. Mayhew, 
Charles Hayes, 
J. Van Nostrand, 
W. Kitchell, 
L. S. Comstock, 
Thomas Cole, 



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W. G. Gardner, C. S. Squire, 

P. V. Coppiick, A. S. Livingston, 

r. Neilson, E. S. Torrey, 

T. Hone, T. Morford, Jr., 

S. M. Cliambers, J. S. Sandford, 

E. F. Travis, C. II. Hollinshead, 

B. W. Jones, J. R. Iloole. 

The minutes of tlio preceding day were read and approv 
ed: the Bisliop adding tlie Rev. Mr. Sherman to the Com- 
mittee on Canons appointed yesterday. 

The Convention tlien proceeded to the election of Stand- 
ing Committee, when the following were elected : 

STANDING COMMHTKE. 

Of the Clergy, Of the Laity. 

The Rev. J. A. Williams, J. C. Garth waite, 

A. Stubbs, D. D., E. B. D. Ogden, 

E. A. Iloftman, D. Babbitt, M. D., 

R. N. Merritt. A. Browning. 

Leave of absence was granted to the Rev. II. Finch. 

The Rev. E. B. Boggs, of the Diocese of New York, ap- 
peared and took his seat according to invitation. 

The Committee appointed to obtain from the State Legis- 
^ture an Act to incorporate seven Trustees of the Episcopal 
''und, reported an Act and asked to be discharged. Tlie 
eport was accepted and the Committee was discharged, and 
he following preamble and resolution adopted : 

WiiEREAB by an Act of the Legislature of this State, approved February 

Uih, 1860, Cliarles S. Olden and others were incorj)oratcd by the name of the 

** Tmstees of the Episcopal Fund of the Diocese of New Jersey," with power 

to manage and take care of the Episcopal Fund of this Diocese, which has now 

Wn reported to tlie Convention, therefore 

Rttoieed, Tliat tlie said Act be entered on the minutes of this Convention, 
ttd that the Treasurer of this Diocese be authorized and required to pay over 
tod .assign to said corporation all the inoTiie.-?, securitien. and other assets in 
his handn belonging to said Fund. 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY. 

An Act io incorporate Tnuttt'cft for the management and care of the Fund for 
the support of the Episcopate of the Diocese of Kew Jersey. 

I. Be it enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New 
Jersey, That Charles S. Olden, of Princeton, Mercer county ; Daniel Dodd, of 



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Newarl^ Essex county; Denning Doer, of Weehawken, Hudson county ; 
Thomas P. Carpenter, of Camden, Camden connty; John Eean, of Unioa. 
township, Union county; William N. Wood, of Morristowfl, Morris county; 
Anthony Q, Keasbey. of Newark, Essex county, and their successors. beiBj 
members of the Protestant Episcopal Church, be and they hereby are consti- 
tutod a body corjKjrate, by the name of '* The Trustees of the Episcopal Fund 
of the Diocese of New Jersey," and by that name shall liave perpetual mc- 
cession, and exercise and be clothed with the powers and pri\-ileges enume- 
rated in the fir.«t j^ection of the act concerning corjwrations, approved Feb- 
ruary fourteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-."*L\; and shall be capable of 
taking and holding by gift, grant or bequest, such pr(»perty as may be neces- 
sary for the purposes of the corporation : Provided, the yearly value thereof 
tj^hall not exeeeil the sum of eight thousand dollars. 

2. And be it enacted, That the object of said corporation shall be the mao- 
agement and care of the fund already provided, together with that which may 
be hereafter contributed or acquired, and any accumulation accruing thereon, 
for the support of the Episcopate of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the 
Diocese of New Jerso}-. and the appropriation of the income of the fund for 
that puriMist*, according to the directions to be fr<>m time to time given by the 
Conventi(m of the said Church in the said Diocese. 

8. And be it enacted, That the manag(Mnent of the affairs and concerns of 
the said corporation shall be, and hereby is vested in seven trustees, whoihall 
be citizens of the St^le. and members of the Protestant Episcopal Church; 
the persrms named in the iirst section of this net to be the first trustees, a ma- 
jority of whom shall constitute the necessary quorum for the transaction of 
business; they sliall hold their first mcetinc: at the call of the trustee first 
named in this act, and shall ajjpoint a president, secretary, and such other 
officer and (jfllcers as they may deem necessary, and no act of the tmsteei 
shall be valid unless authorized by a resolution adopted at a regular meeting 
by the concurring vole of a majority of the whole number, and entered by 
the secretary in a book of minutes to be kept as a record of their proceedings, 
wliich book shall be oj>en to the inspection of the members, for the time being, 
of the Convention of said Church in the Diocese. 

4. And be it enacted. That the trustees shall conform to such instrui'tionf) 
ns may be given to them by the Convention, not inconsistent with the pur- 
po-«e and desiij:n of the contributors to tlic fund touching the disposition of 
the income of the fund ; Provided, such instructions be entered on the Jonr- 
nals of tlie Convention, and a certified copy of the resolution or resolutions 
containing: the same, be furnished to the trustees. 

.'i. And be it enacted, Tliat a statement of the proceedings of the trustees, 
exhibiting the condition of the funds entrusteil to their charge, together with 
an account of the rocci])ts and disbursement-^, signed by the trustees or bv a 
majority of tlwm. shall be made to eaeli Aiinual Diocesan C?onvention, imme- 
diate! v after the or;canization thereof. 

t'». And be it enacted, TImt the trustees may provide by-laws for the remo- 
val of a trustee for good cause; and on such removal, may by a resolution, 
declare the place vacant. 



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?. Aid be it eoActed, That all Ttcuicies occurring in the board of trustees, 
bt filled by the Diocesan Convention at their next annual meeting there- 
liff. 

AppROVEit, Feb'y 14, 1860. 
Sun OF Xnr Jersey : 

I, Thomas S. Allison, Secretary of Stato, of the State of Now 
Jersey, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy 
[l •.] of an act passed by tlie I..cgislature of said State, and ap- 

proved by Uie Governor, Februarj' 14th, 1860, as taken 
from and compared ^ith the original on file in my office. 

Ii testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of 
iCee it Trenton, this fourteenth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty. 

TIIOS. S. ALLISON, Sec. of State. 

The Trustees of the Episcopal Fund iniide the foHowing 
report whieh was adopted : 

The Trustees of the Episcopal Fund appointed by virtue 
of tn Act of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey, en- 
titled " An Act to incorporate Trustees for the management 
ind care of the Fund ft»r the support of the Episcopate of 
the Diocese of New Jersey," approved February 14, 1860, 
req)ectfully report, 

That in pursuance of the provisions of said Act, they have 
net and perfected their organization by the ai)pointmcnt of 
the Hon. Charles S. Olden as their President, and Daniel 
Dodd as their Secretary and Treasurer, and Hon. T. F. Car- 
penter, Anthony Q. Keasbey, with the Treasurer ex-officio, 
•8 an Executive Committee, and are now ready to enter up- 
on the i^erformance of the duties delegated to them by the 
said Act, and this report is made to the end that such steps 
may be taken by the Convention in regard thereto as may 
be deemed necessary. 

For the information of the Convention, tlie Trustees liere- 
irith submit a copy of the Ry-Lawr^, adoj^ted by the said 
Board for their govennnent. 
Bv order of the Trustees. 

Charles S. Oldkx, Pre^t, 
Danikl Dodi), aSW'., 
T. S. Carpkntp:k, 
A. Q. Keasbey, 

.loHN Kean. 
y^warh. May 30, 18G0. 



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BY-LAWS. 

Art. 1. The regular officers of tho Board shall be a President, Secreia 
and an Executive Comm'itt<>o, to consist of two Tmsteea and the SecrKw 
The Secretary shall also be ex-officio Treasurer of the Board. 

Art. 2. Tho annual racothig of the Ikmrd shall be held at the place of ma 
ing of the annual Convention of tlie Diocese, on the first day of such meetii 
of tho Convention, at such time in the day and at such particular place asm 
be fixed by adjournment or by notification of the President or Secretar 
Other meetings of said Board may be called at any time and place by il 
President or any two Tru?»tees. 

Art. :\. At said annual meeting, the said Pres'ident and Secretary shall 1 
elected for the <'nsuing year, and the said Conunittec sliall be appointed I 
the President. In cose of fuihirc to elect or appoint said officers at sidd tiia 
the persons already filling said ]»OKitions shall continue therein until their n 
cessors are so chosen or appointed. In case of a vacancy such election nil 
be held or appointment mad(; at any other meeting of the Board. 

Art. 4. The Secretary shall keep the accounts and minutes of the Board, n 
have charge of their books, papers, and securities. *He shall prepare the i 
nual statement of tlie proceedings of the Trustees to be presented to the Co 
ventiou. He shall also previously notify all persons from whom monies flhi 
be comin«; to tlie Board of tlie time when the same will be due. 

Art. 5. All monies due the Board shall be received by the Secretary, wl 
shall immediately deposit the .^^ame to the credit of the Board, in such btnk * 
other place of de]>osit as the lioard may from time to time direct. 

Art. C. All investments of monies shall be made by an order of the M 
Committee, signed by them and recorded in a book to be kept for that porpcN 
under such general directions in regard to the mode of investment as i 
Board of Trustees may from time to time prescribe. 

Aut. 7. All checks or drafts for monies shall be drawn by tlie Secreta 
and signed by him. and tlu» President, either by nrtue of an order of theBw 
for that purpose duly entered in the minutes, or (in case of investments) Ol 
warrant made npon him for that purpose by tin' said Committee briefly stiti 
the details of siiid investment. 

AiiT. iS. At the annual meeting of said Board as aforesaid, the said Secreti 
j<hall present u complete statement, (I.) of all monies, securities, or propel 
received during the year, and of all disbursements and expenditures; (II.) 
all inTestments made by said Conmiittee during the year, and (IlL)of 
present condition of the funds, securities and pr(»jjerty of the Board, wit 
comi>lete inventory of the same. 

Art. 0. The followinsj shall be deemed irood causes for removal < 
Tru!?t<?e, viz : I. Forfeiture or denial of mend)ership in the Protestant Epi 
pal Church. 11. Immoral conduct, when certified upon the book of mini 
of said Trustees by two-thirds of said Board. III. Neglect to attend four 
ec«isive meetings of said Trustees, (which shall, however, cover a period of 
less than one year,) if [»roperly notified of said meeting by the Secretar; 
other member of the Boanl, without giving to said Board a satisfactory 
son for said neglect. IV. Removal of place of residence out of the PiocM 



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lewJeney. When snch removal for cause shall bo made by the Board of 
Tmtees, and whenever any vacancy in said Board shall occur by death, resi;;na- 
tioBorotherwiw, the Secretary shall report the same to the next annual Dio- 
cenn Convention, with the annual Mtatement of the proceedings of said Trub- 

lCCi< 

AtT. 1<X These By-Laws m.iy be altered or amended at any meeting by the 
nMarriog votes of all the members of the Board present, or at any meeting 
bytlieTotGof a majority of tlie members of the Board, jirovided, notice of 
neb proposed alteration or amendment has been given at a l)rcviou^? meeting. 

The vote of the Kev. Winslow AV. Sever was ehallenged, 
but the challenge was laid ou tlie table in order to reeeive 
the report of the Committee on Canons. 

On motion, the rules of order were suspended to receive 
I report from the Committee on Canons. 

The Committee reported in favour of the proposed amend- 
ment to Canon I, referred to them. 

On motion, the whole subjeet was laid on the table until 
the afternoon. 

Leave of absence was granted to the Rev. J. F. Garrison, 
M.D. 

The Convention then proceeded to the election of Depu- 
ties to the General Convention. 

The following were electe<l : • 

DEPUnKS TO THK (iKNKUAL CONVENTION. 

Clerical. Lmj, 

Ike Rev. M. Mahan, D. D., Hon. D. 1^. Tlyall, 

A. Stubbs, D. I)., Hon. J. W. Miller, 

C. Dunn, J. H. Thom])son, M. D., 

J. Kelly. Hon. T. F. Carpenter. 

On motion, the election of Supplemental Deputies to the 
General Convention was postponed. 

The Committee on the application of new Parishes report- 
ed that the application of St. »J ohn's (.-hurch, l^issaic, was 
^^^frect, and recommended its admission into union with the 
Convention. The Parish was accordingly jidmitted, and 
Measrs. Benjamin Aycrigg and F. W. Tompkins appeared 
*Bd took their seats. 

Oiitnotion the Convention took a recess until 4^ o'clock. 



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Trinity Churcftj 4^ P. M 

After prayers by the Bishop, the Convention was callec 
order. Mr. Browning presented tlie following report of 
Coniniittee on Mr. John Baynes' legiicy which was accep 
and the resolution adopted : 

The Coniniittee appointed to look after the property gir 
by Mr. John Baynes to the late Bishop for the use of tl 
Diocese, respectfully report, 

That tlie property consists of several tracts of imcultivj 
ed lands from which the timber was removed by Mr. Baym 
his deeds of gift being subject to his own undisturbed n 
during his life. These lands are probably worth not mo 
than two thousand dollars, and are subject to a right 
dower in the widow ot the donor. In their present com 
tion they are wholly unproductive, and in the opinion 
Committee they should be sold, and atler satisfying the cUdi 
of Mrs. Baynes, the proceeds applied to suclinseasthisCc 
vention may direct. For this purpose they submit the f 
lowini: resolution : 

Jxrnolvfil, Tliat tlio ConifnitU'o be cont imiod witli full powora to inoke \ 
ami coiivoyniice of the lands pjiven for the use of this Diocese by the late X 
Baynes ; to cllinpronii.se and settle with his widow for her rights of dower, 
make report to the next Convention. 

The following resolution was offered : 

luaolrril, As the sense of this Convention, That the subi^titution in the 
lipious services of the Convention of words adapted t/> miL<>ic, which are 
contained in the IVnver lioolc. in i»lace of the rejj^dar r^alins end ITymB 
the IVaver lio<>k, i.^ not only inexpedient hut highly improper. 

The vote bciiiic taken bv orders, resulted as follows: 

0/rrf/f/, Lfn'ff/. 

Ayes, S Ayes, 9 

Ts'ays, 'J.'i Nays, 25 

Declined voting. . .'5 Divided 1 

Leave of absence was granted to the Eev. Mr. Street, 
the liev. E. K. Smith and the Kev. Professor Hyde. 
On motion, 

lUnohrd, That a Committee hi\ appointed to consider and report to the 
Convention such cham^es in the Constitution and Canons governing the i" 
to scats, voices, and votes in this Convention, as shaU seem cxpodienfc 
proper. 



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The President appointed the llcv. Dr. Mahan, Chairman, 
and the Rev. Mr. Sherman ; and Messrs. James Parker, B. 
Williamson, J. C. (rartliwaite, E. B. D. Dpden, A. Browning, 
and C. Parker. 

TLe report of tlie Treasurer was read and referred to the 
ReF. E. A. Hoffman and F. B. Chetwood, Esq., with au- 
thority to certify and print. 

On motion, 

Raolted, That thv thnnk^ <»f this C\niv«ntion ho prcsenttMl to the veiu^ruble 
TVMEurer for his wrvicos in our Winlf, nnd that he repay himself, the Conven- 
tioa'sdebt to him, out of any of its unappropriated fnnd«. 

On motion, 

Rutolrrii^ That the Tn-asurur Im* nTpio^liMl to niak«* uj» lh«f .-lati'UU'nt of hi» 
MCOfloiN for I'ai'h Annual Ci invention on th<> 15th day of May in **ach year, 
ndthat an Auditing Commit lee In? ajtpointivl at. oach Convention, whose duty 
HshinWto audit thf-i'Uffountsbi'forrthe a«seniblinpf of tho succeeding; Con - 

TCOtinn. 

Tlie Chair appointcil tlie Knv. E. A. llotrnum nnd F. B. 
Chetwodd, Es<j., such coniniittoe. 

At the riMjuest of tlu^ Kt. J?cv. tlie Presidrnt, the Rev. 
Dr. Malian took the ( -hair. 

On motion, it was 

/?/Wrrr^ (with no dUjW'utinjj; voi-e). That th«' '-alary of th«' Uishop. until 
othtrviH* onU'riHl, he thirty six huudrrd dollar.-? por nnnniii, payable ijunrterly, 
c^munenping i>n the tirst day «»f .hme next ; and that the Standini; Conmntti-e 
htvt th«r !jainc jiowers, to a>sess the saun*. a*- were eoTiferred nn -"aid Commit t««fv 
by resolution, at the last I'on vent ion. 

Tlie following resolution, at the rtMjuest of the Fii.-liojj, 
was laid on the table: 

iii*dvtd, Tliat the isalary of the Hisho]> elect i»f tin- Diocce ronim'uee on 
the fim day of .lunc, 1 «:»'.'. 

On iiM»tion, 

firKtfrrd That a etmnnittee of thnM-, t<» !»«• nainni liv i.lie FVi^irlent. itho 
^•trrttry of the Standing (.'ommittee to In- nn»'), be appointed to ascertiiin 
•irf rqiort to this Convention, any and all exi<;tini^ iud«'bt<'dnesi to " the Mi^- 
noBiT}' Fnnd," fr*»m any souree»4,that the name may b«' adju-^tetl. 

The President apjKdnted the Rev. AFes^rs. Shennaii, Ilolf- 
ni>ii and Shackelford such Committee. 

Fifteen hundred copies of the Journal and thf^ A<hh*ess of 
fte Bishop, with the Constitution and ( -anons, were ordered 
to l)e printed. 

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On motion, 

RtioUjed^ That the Standin;; Committee of the Diocese be the Committie 
to make the assessments required by ^ft, of Canon XX. 

The minutes were then read and ajjproved ; and after sing- 
ing the Gloria in Exeelsis, with an Address, Prayers, and the 
Benedietion hy the Bishoj>, the Convention adjourned tint 
die, 

William IIknky Odenukimek, President 

Wm. CnobWELL DoAXK, Secretary, 



The next Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey will 
le hdd in St. Mary's Church, Burlington, God wiUing, on 
ITednesday, May 29, A. D., 1861. 



I Committees to report at the next Co^ivention, 

On Canon XI : 

Hie Rev. Messrs. E. A. Iloftinan, and J. S. Bush ; and 
Messrs. D. Babbitt and A. Browning — ])age 30. 

On Canon X : 

i The Rev. Drs. Mahan and Neville; and Messrs. E. B. D. 
I Ogden and A. Browning — page 30. 

i Oh the Leoaov of Mr. John Baynes : 

F 

Messrs. T. P. Carpenter and T. H. Whitney— page 40. 

On the Constitution and Canons: 

The Rev. Dr. Malian, Chairman, and the Rev. Mr. Sher- 
mAn ; and Messrs. James Parker, B. Williamson, J. C. 
G(mrthwaite, E. B. D. Ogden, A. Browning and C. Parker — 
page 40. 

To ArDFT THE Treasurer's Accounts : 

The Rev. E. A. Hoffman, and F. B. Chetwood, Esri-— 
page 41. 

Oh the Missionary Fund: 

The Rev. Messrs. H. B. Sherman, £. A. Hoffman, and J. 
W. Shackelford— page 41. 



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CHURCHES AND CHAPELS 

IN THE DIOCESE OF NEW .lERSEY: 

With the date of their origin, as near as could be adcertainec 
or of their admission into union with the Convention. 

St. Peter's Church, Pertli Aniboy, before 1 700, probably 168{ 

Christ Church, Shrewsbury and Middk^town, 1702. 

St. Mary's Churcli, Burlington, 1704. 

St. John's Church, Eb'zabethtown, 1704. 

St. Jolurs Church, Salem, 1721. 

Trinity Church, Newark, 1725. 

St. Andrew's C/hurch, Mount Holly, 1742. 

Christ Church, Xew Brunswick, 1742 — 43. 

St. Michaers Church, Trenton, 1747. 

St. Peter's C'hurch, Spotswood, 1750. 

Christ Church, Newton, 175J>. 

Christ Church, Allentowni, before the Revohition. 

Christ Cliurcli, Johnsonburgh. 

Trinity Church, Woodbridge, before the Revolution. 

St. James' (-Imrch, Piticutawa, before tlie Hevolution. 

Si. Mary's Church, Colestown, before the lievolution. 

St. Peter's Church, Freehold, 17SS, probably much earlie 

St. Jamcr^' Cliurch, Knuwlton, r7SS. 

St. Jolin'ri Cliurch, Ciiew's Landing, 171U, probably carlie 

St. Peter's Churcli, BiTkcley, 171^1, ]>robably earlier. 

St. Thomas' Cliurch, (ilassborough, 17lM. 

Trinity Church, Swedesborough, 17J>2. 

St. George's Churcli, Peun's Neck, 171*'^. 

St. Stephen's Church, Mullica Hill, 182?/. 

St. Thomas' (■hurcli, Alexandria. 

St. Matthew's (^hurch, Jersev Citv, 1824. 

St. Paul's Church, Paterson, 1S24. 

St. Mark's Church, Orange, 1S27. 

St. Peter's Church, Morristo^m, 1827. 

St. Luke's Church, Hope, 1828. 



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kill's Church, Camden, 1830. 

jr Church, Princeton, 1833. 

; Church, Bordcntown, 1835. 

: Church, Belleville, 1836. Formerly Cliai)el of Trinity, 

iiil's Church, Rahway, 1836. [Newark. 

mV& Church, Ilohoken, 1830. 

Dhurch, Monivia. 

Church, Belvidcre, 

tephen^s CImrch, Beverly, 1837. 

B Church, Newark, 1S37. 

ty Church, Moorestuwn, 1S3S. 

ary Church, Flemington, l>i4;^. 

e Church, Iladdonfield, 1843. 

ty Church, Fairview, 1845. 

Lndrew*8 Church, Amwell, at Lambcrtville, 1846. 

je Church (Vnn Vorst, in), Jerf?ey City, 1847. 

^hilip's Church, Newark, 184S. 

latthcw's Church Newark, lS4s. 

lioma^s' Church, Vernon, 1S4S. 

*anr8 Church, Trenton, 1S49. 

nsion Church, Gloucester, 1S41>. 

e Church, Elizabethport, lS5n. 

ty Church. Middletown Point, 1><50. 

5C of Prayer, Newark, Is51. 

5t Free Mission Church, Newark, 1s5l'. 

ohn^s Church, Somervillc, 1 S52. 

ohn*K Church, Camden, 1852. 

«h of the Holy Trinity, Hudson, l^ry2. 

ohn's Church, Hover, 1 s52. 

^auFs Chiu-ch, Ne^vark, 185:j. 

5t Cliurch, Elizabethtown, 1S5I5. 

tephen'fl Church, Milll)urn, 1853. 

amcs' Church, Long Branch, 1854. 

tephen's Church, South Aniboy, 1854. 

ty Church, Hoboken, ls54. 

e Church, Orange, 1854. 

e Church, Plainfield, 1854. 

tamabaa' Church, Newark, 1855. 

•eter's Church, Newark, 1855. 



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St. Mark's Church, Newark, 1855. 

Grace Clmrch, Madison, 1855. 

Church of the Redeemer, Momstown, 1856. 

Triuity Church, Jersey City, 1856. 

St. Barnabas' Free Mission Chapel, Burlington, 1857. 

St. Jolnrs Church, Paterson, 1857. 

St. Luke's Church, Philipsburgh, 1857. 

Church of the Good Shepherd, Fort Lee, 1858. 

Grace Church, Pemberton, 1858. 

Christ Church, Bloomfield, 1S59. 

Trinity Church, Trenton, 1859. 

St. John's Church, West Iloboken, 1859. 

Christ Church, Bergen, 1859. 

Trinity Church, Red Bank, 1859. 

St. James' Church, Hackettstown, 1859. 

Trinity Church, Ilightstown, 1859. 

C'hurch of the Holy Communion, South Orange, 1860, 

St. Peter's Clmrch, Rancocas, 1860. 

Trinity Chm-cli, Mount Holly, 1860. 

St. Luke's Church, West Bloomfield, 1860. 

Trinity Church, Elizabeth, 1860. 

St. Stephen's Church, Florence, 1860. 

St. John's Clmrch, Piissriaic, 1860. 



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mmm kepoets for the ciiweiNtioxal vear. 



ST. MARY'S CHrUCll, liL'RLIN(iT()N. 

THE REV. HORATIO TllOff. WKI.LS, (kOR THE BlSilOp. ) 

Number of familicff, about 120 ; niunlHT uf individuals, about 70n : bnptinms, 
(adnlts 4, inlknts 17,) total 21 ; confirmed, 8 ; burialn. nbuut 20; roininunicant?, 
■ddcd anew 8, removed into the Parirth 22, roraovcd from the Tarish 9, 
p ff Ctc nt number about 125; tho Holy Communion, eelcbralod, every Sunday 
and Holy Day; catechistH and Simday School tcaohcrs. male H, female 12, 
tofml 18, catechumens, lOU; Farish library, about 250 vols., Sunchiy School 
fihnry. abont 200 vols.; Bible dasscs, 1 : celebration of Divine Servin*', Sun- 
days twice. Holy Days twice, other days twice, total 'i'.U). 

Offerini^: Domestic MUsionfi, $20 35; Fund for a^ednnd infirm Clergymen. 
$13 15; the poor, i^238 69; Parish purposes, 3?82 27; Church purposes, not 
iMloded in the above, 88 12. Total 8302 48. 

This report is necessarily imi)crfect, from the fact that, during the Renter 
part of the year, the Parish has not been regidarly in charge of any one, and 
that reliable data cannot at once be found, from which to make the report cor- 



It should also be stated that Baptism:!, Confirmations Ac. of pupils and 
•dwrs from St. Mary's Hall, which liave heretofore been embraced within the 
raport of this Parish, arc not here included. 

ST. PETER'S CIIURCJI, PKIlTll AM BOY. 

Tlia REV. ALEX. iOSEH, I». D., RECToR Kl WT. 

dumber uf families, 46; Baptisms (infants), 4; marringef. 1; burial?, 4; 
coflununicants, added 2, remove<l 2, died 1. suspended 1, present number 74; 
Sonday School scholars 116, teachers 13, library, 450 vols. 

Offerings: Domestic Missions, *50 10; Foreign, ^^9 1 38; Pariph purposes 
iadnding alms for poor, 8301 74. 

CHRIST CHURCH, SlIUEWSBrRY. 

THE REV. HARRY UNril, RECTOR. 

Number uffamilie^ not known; number t»f individual ?> not known; baptisms 
(adnlts 0, infants 24), total 33; confirmed. 1; marriages. 4; burials, 9; 
eonmnnicants, (attending Trinity Church, Ited Bank. 2o) jirosent number, 92; 
tha Holy Communion, celebrated 1st Sun«lay in each month; daily Parish 
adiool free, teacher's name, John N. Still, scholarn, males and females, 125; 
catachists and Sunday School teachers, female, 4, catechumens, 4u ; number 
flf diildren taught the catechism openly in tbe Churcli, 40 ; number of times. 
•idi month; Sunday School library, about 150 vols.; Bible classes. 2; cele- 
of Divine Service, twice each Lord's day. 



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f HRlsT CllL'RCII, MIDDLETOWX. 

THE REV. ELI WM£EL£&, MINISTER. 

A> Matod In my rvptjrt of Mav, Ifi.'ii*, I was ri?i*leoted MinUter of Chriit 
Church, Mul«ll<^triwn. on llnster Tuosdny of that year, for the tjnsiuiigsz 
monthr. ftful hM a Murniiii; Scrvicr thorn on o\»^ry Siinilay morning nntUtbie 
first of l.k'tnhiT. wIm'ii 1 n'lurni'd to Ih'unklyn. Sint'C that time I hive bea 
pri'vcutod hy ill hi-alih from otliriutini; at nil. pxivpt on four or fire Sandijf . 

r<)iiiinnnion tm thi* first Simthiy of vaoh month: haptism;;, nunettMiddk- 
town. In* Ki'v. Mr I>unn<.'II. at KimI Bjink. I adult and i chUdrcn belonging tu 
thi> rarish ; «'«»mriiunirants ami famllii.-i about the same a? reported lastjeir; 
funcTal'- 1. 

Collntion>i fur l*an-h purp«»H«»^, >::i7 :;:;. 

IKITKK M!«»M THE REN. W V. N. lUNNFI.I., MIMSTEE. 

On thi' i>t fif April laM, I took rharL;;o of ihf Chunh at Middletown, npoa 
tli*^ rail of th«^ ViMrv. The I'hun'li had ln'cn <-los<»d since the 1st of October. 

« 

]8."«''. Thf ('hunh nlitin- i< underlining ri'])airs. A Sunday School has bm 
<»rgani^«*d. and there i-< evidt-m-e of inrrcasiuj; interest in the affairs of tbe 
Cliurch. whieh afford room to h(»po for lar:ror results in the futnre from thii 
)iart of the fiehl. 

ST. .KHiN's cnriicir, ki.izabktii. 

HIE KK\. s. \. ( I AKK, KE('Ti>K. 

Hapriiii-. (:iilidt«- :'. infant- |:;». total hi; mnlirmed, !'.*•; njarriages, »: 
huriaN. S; lunuiiunieant'*. added anew . 'J\», nnuivod into the Parish, 12, re- 
moved fnun the I'ari^'li, ;il. dii'd, :;. present number. 1J*8; Simday School:, 
•i. pupiN, l.'io. tea«'iier<. 'I'l: Hibh* ela^seN. U, pupiK. oO, leachtr. 1; Parish 
lil»rarv. about :;j."» vnj-. ; Sundav Silun»l library. I'hmi vols.: ehildron rate- 
rhi-i'd m«»nthl\. 

roMtribution-: F«»i'ei:rn Mi*sinn>. slTu". tVJ; l)«une><tie, >5l".l« 8o; Diocesan. 
>*'*'l tl (^J.'i'i 11 tljn«ii;rh tlie P. K. Mi-<-ionarv Soeiety in New Jersey). 0( 
these atnount> >J'j:iS .'iS w»ii« eoutributed by tln' Bible (lasses and ^>lmdaT 
Sihotils : other ei)ntributi«»ns. s'jM :»o. Total. xl.llJ^ h^. Current Parisb 
pur)"**''"-. •'I'-.'^T^i •!<'. Sul»-»«riptii»n> liave been ma«Ie to tlie Kpisoojial Fund. 
Tin- aiiMiunt i»f whirh will bi- rf]»orted in due time. 

Siner trie la-*f Convi-jilimi the eontrreiratinn have reinoviMl their Chun*h eli- 
fief, .irul an- n«»w iTceiinir a ui-w nne, n<'arly eoinpleted. upnn the site of the 
f'»rrner, to -eat on*' tluMj-and per'^im-. and tn e«»st. inelu**ive of furniture, bdl 
ami .iriran, about sW"; onn. I'm. ui.jiriy a year, -erviof* have been held in li- 
brary Hall. 

.ST. .InllNS CliriM II. SAI.KM. 

IIIK RKV. Tn«K. r. mi HUM'. RECTOn. 

XunibiM" of famirn-'. .'»»»; bajiti-m-: (infants), t : rontirmed. 2; marriages, 2; 
ViuriaN, 7 ; communicant.-, added anew 7. removed lu. died 5. withdrawn 3, 
present number, 67 : teachcTs in Sunday School 7, :<cholars 30 ; Bible cUs6 
f temporarily discon tinned) 1, members 1?. 



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Offerings : Episcopal Fund, S3 2 ; Donicslic Missions, tt2l ; Foreign Mission.*, 
|31 ; alma for the poor, $100 ; contribiitf.'d to the Xoshutah Mirision. 830 : Purisli 
potpoaes. $1,100; total, $1,340. 

Tlda venerable Parish has suffered much during the puift your by death and 
fCBOrala. The number of communicants has been reduced thereby to a limit 
eoHiderably below the usual average. 

This melancholy fact, together with several instances of relinquishment of 
"Holy Communion." will ncpnunt fnv (lu.* crMnjiar.-irivi-lv ^ii):ill number now 
lipoiled. 

TKIMTY CiintClI. Ni:WAKK. 

THE REV. KDMlNh VKVILLE, I». L».. KIXTOIt. 

Number of families, 200; bapti-m^, adults 2. infants 2'J. total 31; confirm- 
td, 27 ; mArrioges, 7 : burials, :jn; e(»mniunioants, added anew 57, removed 
tato the Parish 25, removed from thcj Parish 1.1. died 7, present n\imb<T 
UO; the Holy Communion celebrated, on the tirst Sunday in each month ond 
Mthe customary festivals; catechifitri and Sunday School t«^acher.^, male 1»», 
fcoile 24, total 40 ; number of children taught the catecl»i-ni openly in Chunh 
S50, number of times, on the fir.-«t Sunday in each month ; Parish library, 3*J5 
^; Sunday Sehool library, 1,218 vol>. ; Hible clause?, 2; celebration <»!" 
DiTine Service, all Sundays in the year ; llulv iMy^ ; Christmas, Circumei?'ion, 
Epi{>htny, A?h W*edue«day, Good Friday, Ascen>i'ni. all Wednesdays and 
Fridays in the year. 

Oftarings: Epi-scop-il Fund, *:iO«j Oi>; Mi.-.^Ioris; Uionsan. ss:; 0'.», iMmen 
ti^|ll5 19, Foreign, ft! Iu9 70; Fund for a'^^ed and intirin clergymen, $1*) <",5 ; 
thepoor, $142 90; Parish purposes. SOI iJ 00; rininh pnrpo-si*-'. nut. ini'luded 
htbe above, S3, 737 S4 : total, ^5,1 13 »i'.*. 

^To report from this Pariah having reached the Secretary <»f theCon\«*nti'»n. 
tbe Rector subjoins a statement of its contributions la*-! year. 
Foreign Missions, $121 1*4; Domr':,tic, 8133 .05; Dioee-s.in. .<-2m1 G'j: Oir«T- 

%i.$Cl 77; Bishop's travcUing e-\j)«'use'*. >"5 UO; Epise<ipal Fund, S^Sl lu; 

^ged and infirm clergymen. $30 77; Sunday schools. S252 45: German Mis 

90B,$193 CO; Poor, $331 3S ; He v. Joshua Smith. $312 Jj.'; ■ liiljlc SociKy, 

ISO 63: Omrch purposes. ft4.b«".7 71: total. fO.GTC 5:i. 

>.T. AXDRCWS CHI UCII. MOUNT ilOLLV 

THE RKV. r.t«»RGt C. ^'.lirnKV, B. I».. KIH'T-'l:. 

Ncmber of families. 75 ; nunibiT nf indiviilu.il-. lit)". iii»t includin:'- trati- 
lent T)5itor= ; bapti-sms, adults 20. infants 27. total, 5:.!; eimUnne.l, ns ; m.ir 
ia|S^?. 1; burials, 4; communicant*, advlt:*! anew 30, rrjiinvj-d into the Par 
ih Is, died 2, pre-sent number. 123; th-.' Holy Coiniiiunion rcl.-hrated nn tli'* 
rfft Sunday in each month, and on the irreater fe-slival.-', H times; aUi in 
ickncs*", 'J times; catechists and Sundny •-■cli'iol tea«:ln:rH, juule 5. female It'., 
ytal, 21: catechumens, 107; taught the Catchi^m openly in the Church 
B the first Sunday in each month, autl on the greater feitival-?. beride-i weekly 
I the Sunday School by the Rector: number of tinu^. 10; Pyri-h libr;iry, 

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125 vols. ; Sunday School library, 315 vols.; Bible classes, 2; celebntio 
Divine Sen'ice, Sundays 117, Holy Days 36, other days 79, total, 831 

Offerings : Episcopal Fund, $-10 00 ; Missions ; Diocesan, $45 80, Doma 
^7 00, Foreign, s^lO 25; other missionary objects, $84 18; Bible and C 
mon Prayer Book Society, $17 06; Sunday School, 8^5 77; on the deb 
tho Church. $300 00; the poor, $70 95; Parish purposes, $1,066; On 
purposes, not included in the above, $696 88. Total, 2,887 65. There b 
beou other clinritios during the year post, of which no account can be obUii 

On tlic tenth day of April (fifth Sunday in Lent). 1859, the venerable Gcc 
y. MorchoTHc entorod into his rost, after a faithful service of forty-fourp 
&s Hector of this I^nrish. The si?rvicos of the Church were regularly sut 
c-d on the Lord's day by such r.-«siHtance as the Wardens could secure from 
neighboring ehirgy of Burlington. Philadelphia, and others, until Oc1ober(] 
Sunday after Trinity), when, in response to a unanimous election, the pre 
incumbent took rhargc of the Parish, and on the thirteenth day of Xoroi 
(twenty-first Sunday after Trinity), was instituted Rector by the Biahopi 
short time subsequent to the decease of the late Rector, a portion of the con 
gation withdrew ; and, by permission of th^ AVardens and Vestrymen of 
Parish, in the vacancy of the Rectorship, organized tlic new Parish of Tri 
Church. On taking charge of St. Andrew's Church and Parish, I found 
Parocliial register of communicant?, and can, therefore, only approximft 
the number of those wlio remained in the mother Parish. The accompin] 
statistics will siifiiciently indicate that the Parish has increased in nnm 
and temporal prosperity, and we may fervently trust, has been blessed wi 
spiritual gpowlli. A new an<l lively interest i.< manifested in all the sen 
of the Church, which are largely attend<?d, as well during the week mi 
Holy days, us on tlie Lord's day. The goodly immber of communictnl 
the more frerjucnt occasions of adminisloriiig the Holy Eucharist, also off 
t:n enoniiraging sii^n of spiritual life. Through the indefatigability of 
Ladie>' Mit« lSof;iety, and by privat4' r»»ijt.ributions, u portion of the old 
of tht Church has jjcon removed, and tliurc is now every reasonable hoj 
\U entire liquidation during tlie coming year. The chancel arrangement 
well a^ the nave of tlje Chiirfli, have been much improved, and both now 
*«(;nt an appearance of most, chaste and fitting character, as becomes the B 
of GOD, and the office.s ther4'rtr A liandsome mural tablet has been ett 
by th(! conirreiration to the memfirv of tin; lati- Rector, and bears the foUo' 
inhcriplinn upon a shield in Viu-srelief, ^urmoiintfd by a floriated cross: "^ 
mcmorative of Uie faithful labours. Godly piety, and liuly life of Gfl 
Youngs Morohouse; born at liiooklyn, X. V. Manh iio, 1792; died at M 
Holly, 2s. 3., Ai>ril 10, 1S.";1». Forty-four yoiir.=^ Rector of this Paris!). *I 
ed arc. the dead who die in thi.- L«>Kn. even so *atth the Spirit, for they 
irom their labours, and their works do follow thorn." Krected by this coi 
gation. One Lord, nne Kaith. onf Hapli'-ni." Two now chalices 
been pre.aeuted by a iiiemlier nf tlie Church, and the chancel haj* been w 
carpeted, through the otlbrts « if the ladies of the Parish. The Sunday s£ 
is in a flourisliing condition. The new Parish of St. I*eter'3,at Rancocofli 
ing been placed under my charge, has been visited monthly by me, and 
had «uch other clerical aid, o^ it? young and zealoup lay -reader, Mr. H( 



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a CMidictote for Holy Orders, could secure from time to time. For a 
si of official acta in connection with that Parish, I refer to the Pa- 
tport, which will be presented with its application as a newly organ 
iih/for onion with the Convunlion of this Diuccsc. On the twenty 
of May, under an appointment by the Bibhop, I became the Instruc- 
omiletics and Pastoral work in thr Theological Department of Bur- 
^>llege. 

CHRIST cur UCII. NKW BKUNSWICK 

TOE RI.V AlFRRP STIBBS. l». T».. RFrTOR. 

T of familiifs. KM'», number of individuals, about 500, baptisms, 
infant <f 22. total. •>>»; confirm l'^I, I f ; murriagcd, 9 ; burials, 13 : 
cante, added anew 11*. dit.d 'J. pri'sout number, 160; the Holy Com- 
ekbrated, on tiic fir^.t Sunday of the month, and all the chief festivala ; 
> and Sunday School tcacher^:, total 20 ; catechumens, taught the 
I openly in Churcli, about one hundred ; number of times, every Sun- 
xlay school library, ITiO vols. ; one Bible clabs on Friday afternoon, 
ling prayer; celebration of Divine service, on every Sunday mom - 
ifternoon, and frequently in the «*vening; on al] Holy days, as well 
dnesday and Friday. 

ga: Episcopal Fund, x8u 00; Mi.<.-ion»; Diocesan, $117 Oi», Domes- 
00; Fund foraged and infirm Clergymen, $29 or»; Parochiul schools. 
Parish purposes. $500 00 ; total, Sl'fifi 00. 

ST. MICHAELS CHlItCri, TKENTOX 

IflK RF.V. KIMIARD i;. 1)1 \NF., fiECTOr. 

r of families, \'iH: number of individual, ♦JoT; baptitnU', adults l^, 
, totalis: confirmed, 51 ; inarria2:e* , 6 ; burialij,20; coinmuniciuts. 
!W 42, removed into tliu Parish IJ, removed from the Parish y, died 
nombcr 103; the Holy Conuniinion. celebrated monthly: Sunday 
I, viz: Main School, 15 teachers, lo8 scholars; Colored Sdiool, Ti 
17 scholars; Infant School, 3 touchers, 55 scholar:;; School at ^>t . 
nth Trenton, 12 teachers, 100 scholar!:, total o5 teacher;: : 810 schol- 
Irea catechized monthly; Pari.iii librar}*, 7;J vols. ; Sunday school 
W>"vols-: Bible clas.ses, 1; menioors, 2o; celebration of Divinn -.♦.r- 
iavs, 108; Holy days, I'i, other days, 89: total, 1»)0. 
^: Asse-:snient. >2<» UO; the iiiJiop's salary, >590 ou; the Bi-ii-ipA 
expenses, )? 10 Ot); Mi^^!il»u»; ' Diocesan, (from St. Michael's Sunday 
8 Ot», from the Church, §162 On, from the Sunday school at St. Paul':., 
total, :$222 00, f Domestic (from the Sunday bdiool at St. Paul V). 
ireign, (from St. Michael's Sundaj* school, §50 00, from the Church, 
from the Sunday School at St. Paul's $:3 21), total, $189 97; Mercer 
Uble Society, two collections (viz, 1S59, >-22 50, 1860, 8^1 19). 



luuoph P. E. MUsiunory ?«icicty in :?t.\t«' "f New Jersey. 
'.plH. MiA. AssD. fur the West 



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S103 09; Binhop White Prayer Book Society, $13 76; Mission to tbt Jen 
in Philadelphia, 81 M 00; Children's llorae, S**>5 00; fur the poor, S1S4 10; 
Sunday School piiriio?05. .?.1*'»1 V:i : Parish pnrposos, to Easter, gi4,663 49; 
total. S»',031 OK 

The srhool rt'|»or(('l a ui St. I'aul'L, i-^ taught in the ba.«einent of thit 
Church, (which has hci-n chi'-fd for several years') by ini*mbtrs of St. Micfaid!'! 

The Sunday Sehodls uf St. Miehaors have lately received a dunation of |2SD 
from an olil frii-nd and furniur member o<* the Parish, to be invested for the 
henetit of the Suiuhiy School library. Smh in&tanccfi merit a grateful notice: 

The forecjoiriLC stiti-^tiL-* will exhioil the proiyperit}- which the Almighty 
Saviour has bestowed upon us during the jia<t year. We feel that weshodd 
" in everylliiug give thank-/' The coni^regalion has grown, the commanictiiti 
have l:u*g«'ly inrreased. the Sundny Sihools are twenty-fivo per cent lai]gv 
than last \*ear, and tlm various iutcrc<ts r,f the Parish are quickened. Of th6 
funds reported for l\ui>h j»urpo.«e<, S2,'1S',« i»l, have been expended in baiU- 
in.; and furnixhinir our nev/ Chiipel. ll w:w commenced in October and opei- 
ed on the 8th of May. It is a two storied brick building, thirty-one bysiitif, 
containins: on the fir-t ll'jor three rooms fur infanta* Sunday school culond 
Sunday school, and laM-tor-- stucly; on the second one large room, tite* 
t^'-i'ight by lift y-ei^jht. for main Sunday »i.!iool and Lecture room. God hn 
:^raeiou>ly erowned with i-ntire '^u^'ce^s thi- undertaking, commenced and or- 
ried on in ]>rayerful d»'pen<lenoe upon Jlis aid. 

The <»tlHT most marked event in th«^ history of our outward labors fur Ihi 
past year, is the e-tabrnlimcnt of our Parochial Ali:<.sionar3' Association. It 
went into operation with lh«; New Year. Collections, monthly, from hometfl 
h 'U-e. are sub.-»tituled for collections in Church. The Parish is divided intfl 
thirteen districts, each umler tlie care (»f two collecters. Each monthly col- 
l"i'titni is for a defiJiile and de?i'^i!:ited o!»j'.-ct. All contributions arc lianded 
to the colh.'ctors enclo<(d in wrajiper-. Tlie f-uccc^s which h.is attended thi 
efiTt U best exhibited by a coinpari.v^i of the contributions with those d 
a!iy pn-vious year, \\\u:i\ it is >hown to ho most encouraging. The Rector ii 
h ipl>y to say llial the ]U'Oj)l("of St. Micliael's rtiv Uarnitt'! to mvi^ and, notoolj 
Kf). but have also begun to realize the promi-e : "There is that scattvreth eiu! 
yt't inrreasetli." lie can say, in view of thu past, "Hitherto bath the Lori 
helpelh uv." May lb-. «'ontinue His ble«<'«iiiT, to Hi- own glory and toon 
c jmfort. 

-T. i'i:Ti:irs ciiiKrii. m'otswjjoti. 

nii: Hr.' . iii'»MA-> i.vi-i.. r.i.' i«Mi i;iE' i. 

Nuniu«r of faniiliv.-, -Mi; number of indiviiiual . ahout2oo; baplianis, adulU 
i*. infants y, total 1"; rontlruud, 7: marria^.s. -J ; burial>. S; communicante 
a«Med anew 8. rcniovid from the ['ari>^]l il. di"d 1. present number 69: diUj 
Parish ^.chool; t'-ruhr-r'- name. Mi-- rarriiiL^ton. -'.liolars, 20; catechilti 
and Sunday '•chi."! te;!cher-:; male. "..'. f-.-niMle, ■>. total 0; number of diM 
r.;n taught the ca'n-chi.- ni openly- in tlie ("hurcli, oO ; number of timei 
nearly every Sunday ; Sunday -icholars, (not included in the foregoing), M 
total number of young pi:rion=i in.tructed, :»0 ; Parish library, 140 vols. ; SuB 



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ol libnury, 120 vols., total 260 vols. ; celebration of Dirine semce, all 
twice, occasionally three times, also all Holy days and Saint's days ; 
->, every Wednesday, and four times a week in Lent ; total, includ- 
onary services, 255. 

^: Episcopal Fund, $:3t2 OU; Missions; Diocesan. 1^1 1 (m, Domcs- 
I; Parocliial library, §i34 65; the poor, §9 42; Parish purposes, 

Chnrch purposes, not included in the above (assessment $7 00, 
spenaes, SlO w),$\1 00: total, $600 19. 

the past year the Church has been repaired, and its interior elegantly 
id adorned. A Parish library of carefully selected books has been 

The ancient school house has been put in good order, and Sunday 
day schools established therein. A parsonage is more than talked 
borch lot east of the burial ground having Ix'cn taken again under 
ol of the Vestry, with this great improvement in view. Elegant 
for the altar and desk have been ]>resented by Miss Catharine John- 
carpets for the aisles provided by the ladies of the Parish. The 
if the Church was done at the cost of Fred. W. l)e Voe, Esq., of Xew 

the deaths, was tliat of Mr. Slcplu-n Smith, a venerable communi- 

se years had nearly numbered a ci-ntury. 

ory services have been held regularly at Matchaponix. and occnsion- 

d Bridge. I have also made arrangements for beginning a mifision 

wrg. 

aiRlST CHlRril, NEWTON. 

THE BEV. NATHANIEL I'ETTir, RECTOR. 

r of families, 64 ; baptisms, adults 7, infants 16, total 'S6 ; confirmed, 
iages, 8 ; burials, 9 ; communicant.'?, added anew 8, removed from the 
died 2, present number, 58; the Holy Communion celebrated on the 
lay in each month, and Cliristmas and Easter; catcchii>ts and Sunday 
adiers, male 6, female 8, total 14 ; catechumens, 80; Sunday School 
60 volumes; celebration of Divinti Service, Sundays, morning and 
Holy Days, Christmas. A«h Wediiosday, Wodnr*sdays and Fridays 
snt, Thanksgiving. 

55: Episcopal Fund, $20; Mi-r^ion-'; Diocesan, ?27 81. Domcitir, 
d for Aged and Infirm Clergymen, §5; Bi^^hop'.s traveling expense.-, 
lay School offering in donation of books to Bi>hop Scott. f.20; the 
91: Parish purposes, g.", ."in; Clmrch puri)0«v, n(»t included in the 
0; total. $:i26 T'i. 

CHRIST ciniu H. allentown. 

Tlir. UEV. E. A. F0«;<.0. REfTOR. 

(ns, total, 4 ; confirmed, 7 ; luarriag*'-!, 2 : burial-^, o ; communicant^, 
ew 7, removed from the Parish •>, died 3. present number 24 ; the 
omuoion celebrated on the first Siuiday of every month, and on the 
.Festivals; catcchists and Sunday School teacher?, male 2, female o, 
catechumens, about 43 ; Sunday School library, about 200 volumes. 



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Offerings: Missions; DiocesaUi |16» Foreign, S16; Gbiirch pnrpoi 

included in the above, 1^500 ; total, $530. 

Under the blessing of God, the prospects of the Church in this ae 
hoo<l appear very oncouraginj;. The intercnt in Allentown has increw 
in Hi<;htstown ami C.'rosjswicks we hope before long to be able to r 
charch building in progress. The Services have been well attended, a 
interest manifested has never varied. 

TIUNITY CIirUCH, WOODBRIDGE. 

THE BKV. KlFftKXE AIT.R. Iir>KKMAN, MISSIONARY. 
TIL': REV. JOHN M.iRTIX IIENDERSOX, ASSISTANT. 

}iaptic.ni^. adulti> ], infantK4, total 5; ronfirined, 1; barials, 1; coo 
c fints, present number, about 1 .*> : celebration of Divine Service, every S 
flflernuon, 

0<r«TiiTgs: raroch'iul schoul!», ^121 O'J. 

A service is held in this I^arish every Sunday afternoon. The daitr 
of the Church by lire compels uet to hold those services in the poblie : 
house. The congregation, though small, is an attentive one, and wiH 
God's blct:sing, souu be enabled to rejoice in a Church buihting of 
own. There is every pro.'sj)eot that, in a few years, this ancient Parish ' 
restored to its former vigor. 

ST. PKTKirs cin:jK'n. freehold. 

THK BKV. TIKIS. J. TAVUH;, HECTOR ELECT. 

Nimiber of fnmilic-i, 21 ; number of individuals, 101 ; baptisms, idi 
infants 5, t(»tal A ; eonfirnied. I ; marriages 1 ; communicants 40, added 
1. r«*ni(»ve«l into i\\r Viir\*-h l^, n-.moved from the Paribh 1, }ire.scnt nnml 
the Holy Coi.iniunioti celeljrnteil •> times in the Church and twice in pi 
tnterlu.'sts unil Sunday s«-houl tciKthers ; male 1, female 4, total ,*• ; catechi 
25 , number of cliiMren taught the catechism openly in the Church, 20; 
brr of times (since l>cc. *2r», 'M»), i times; Sunday Schoo] library 250 
relebratjon of Divine *^orvice: SnndavH, 8*». Holy days. 3, other days 
tnl, Of». 

Oflerin;;- : Fpi.-copul fnrnl, ■i\\ •»»; Parish purjioyx'S, .<10ii (lO; 

^m on. 

J accepted a call iVoin the Vc.-^try, and enten-rl \i]>on my dunes as '. 
elect on th^ Sunday next before Fast* r (.\pril 1st). lh*;.0. 

1 found but. 12 families having any eonneetion with the Pariah, and 1 
eommun'icanlK : although tlie la^t report to the Convention 0858) gf 
familn'S nnd lo eoniniuiiicanls. 

ST. JAMFS- CIIUUGH, KXOWLTOX. 
THE nnv. in-(;n l. m. clarke, missioxary. 

Xuinberof familio, ol: number of individuals, 107; barials 1; eon 
cants, removed into the Parifch, *J. present number, 37; the Holy Comin 
celebrated when the services of a Pi^sbyter can be procured ; catechis 



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adiool teachers : male 1, female 4, total, 5 ; total number of yoanf|r 
instmcted, 36 ; celebration of Divine service, once on Sunday. 
QbriiigB: Episcopal fund, $12 00; Diocesan, $C 60; fund for ajo^cd and \n- 
kmOiagpntn, $2 22 ; Pariah purposes, $ 2Q 35; total, ^47 07. 

ST. TUOMAS' CHURCU, GLASSBOROUGII. 

TIIS BEV. W. n. NORRIS, MISSIONARY. 

Bqitians, iofants 2; communicants addod '2, diod 1, present number 11. 
^ Offerings: Episcopal Fund. $24 ; Diocesan Mi.-Mous. $21 ->6. 

TRIXITV CHURCH. SWEDKSBOROrdll. 

THE REV. IIENRY TULLTDGL', RECTOR. 

Somber of families, 80; baptisms, infants i*, adults 1, tutal 10; marriages, 
I; Anenls, 9; communicants, added 3, removed into the Parish, 4, removed 
from the Parish, 3, died, 4, present number, ITiO; the Holy Communion irt celc- 
bnted the first Sunday of every month, also on the chief Festivals; Sunday 
School teachers, male 4, female 5, total ; pupils CO ; children catechized 
Mmthly; Bible class, 1 ; celebration of Divine Service, twice every Sunda}', 
■d 00 the principal Holy Da3'8; also a weekly lecture, except durins:!^ the 
IBBiier months, and extra services during Lent; total .services, 154. 

OSolDgs: Episcopal Fund, $32 ; Convention Fund, $10 50; l>omestie Mis- 
■0Mk|21 14; Foreign Missions, $20 ; Mis.sions within the Diocese, $22 40: 
Choreh purposes other than the above. $22 .iS : inU\\. *li'7 »J1. 

ST. MATTHEW'S f'HlRCH. .TKU.SIOV CITY. 

THE REV. J. nRINTDN* .•JVHTH, llWTnU. 

Komber of families, 150; number of individuuls, 7'">; I>a|itisnj3, adults, 11, 
Uttta^ G2, total, 73 ; confirmi'd. .VI ; niurria;^*^, S; burials, I'J; eommunicanta, 
•dded anew, 5«», removed into the P.in'rh. ."'J. died, 1, )>n*>ent number, 20.'> 
ttl Holy Communion celebrated, tirst Sunday «»f every month and all festivals, 
ftr which there i« a si)eeial preface, and on Thursday of Passion Week; in 
liUc 14 times in private 11 timr-s, total 'i'l; eateehists and .Sunday Sehool 
tevhers: male, 10; female, 29; total. %[*; number of ehihlren tAur^ht thf <'ate 
dfai openly in the Church. 238, numl)er of time.-.. IS. Sunduv scholar-', (not 
Uaded in the foregoing) 2'.», total uunjber of youni^ jiersuns instructed, 2.",jij; 
hsday School librarj', 270 vole. ; Bible ehis-s'-s I , members .' Jo ; celebration of 
ttnneservicc': Sundays 85, Holy «lays r,.\, oihor days 134, total 27';. 

Oftringst: Episcopal Fund, $12o '»); Mission.^. DomMie. slo4 (ni; Sun- 
*y School, $181 44: Trinity Chur<li (fn'c) .Jersey City, $rj7 :J'.« ; Sunday 
Wool oiTerings, $fty 31; the poor, ft2o.*i ; |»ar'wh purpo^si .;, *t''tiS liM : Church 
fcU. 11,099 13; total, $2,4<J4 r.i;. 

The ibove report embraces only tlie hi>t eij^ht niontln, during: \>hi<h tUc 
fRMit Rector has been in charge of St. Matthew's. A^ the records of the 
fWdiire still in possession of his predei'e.:<sor. he ban had to rhnke out unt-u 
it of communicants, and fears that the names of some an* omitted. 

Ihcreiamuch to encourage in the state of the Pari-rh, which is prosperoud 
h both its temporal and *piritual atfair^•. A floating debt of about one thou- 



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sand dollftra has been liquidated, and the income of the CSmrch xi man i 
enoagh to meet its present liabilities. The basement of the transept is briay 
fitted up for the use of the Sunday School at a cost of one thonsand dolhn^ 
six hundred of whicli has been generously pledged by a member of the TOtry. 
During the winter a system of district Tisiting among the poor has beeniif* 
orously prosecuted, by the aid of zealous members of the Church, and non 
than 150 families discovered who were not attending Divine worship. Hhj 
of tliese have bocn brought under the influence of the Church, and it ia hopii 
that in time all may be enrolled among her children. The Rector has gnit 
reason to thank God for the kind ronsideration and sympathy he has metwtt 
from both the ve<*try and ronj]fre2:«tion. Ma}* the blessings of HetTen rat 
upon them. 

S1\ PAUL'S CHURCH, PATERSOX. 

TUE KEV. JOHN KELLY, BECTOR. 

Baptisms, adults 0, infants r»i^ total 02; confirmed, 12 (one in another I^ 
ish); marriages, 12; burials, 18; communicants, added anew 20, removed iflto 
the Parish 19, removed from the Parish 12, died 2, present number 140; tk 
Holy Communion has been celebrated once a montli, and on the greater Fdtl* 
vnls; catechists and Sunday School teachers, male 4, female IS, totilS!; 
number of children taught the catechism ojienly in the Church, the whab 
Sunday School, number of times 12, Sunday scholars, not included in the 
foregoing, 1 80 ; Sunday School library, 325 ; celebration of Divine Scrria; 
twice on Sundaj^s, — with a third Service once a month — on all the Festirdil 
and daily during Lent. 

( )lTerings : Episcopal fund, $80 ; Diocesan Missions, ^53 ; Fund for Agrf 
and Infirm Clergjmen, $80; the poor, SC2; Parish purposes; $2,1*^3 78; 
Church purposes, not included in the above, $50; total, S2,37S V-"). 

ST. MARK'S CHURCH, ORANGE. 

THE REV. JAMES A. WILLIAMS, HECTOR. 

XunibtT of funliUe^, 90 ; baptism?, adults :.{, infanta 20, total 23 ; confimrf 
b ; marriages, 1 ; burials, 7 ; cominuuicants, added anew 4, removed into thi 
Parif?h, 5, removed from the Parish, 8. died, 1, j>resent number, 17C; the Holy 
C.\)Uimunion, celebrated on Christmas, Easter, Whitsunday, and on first Sffl- 
day of the month ; catechists and Sunday school teachers, male 4, femilefi 
total 1 1 ; Cateohumonp, (JO, number of children taught the catechism opeqlyii 
the Church. 50, number of time?. <jn afternoon of Communion Sundays; totd 
number of young persons inMtru<:t(Ml. GO; Sunday school library, 780 ; cdt 
bration of Di\iue serviro, Sundays, every Sunday morning and evening, Holj 
days, Christmas, A.";li Wednesday, (»ood Friday, daily in Passion Week 
A.^cension, Thanksjjivini' I>av, Winlnesdavs and Fridavs in Lent, on fTcri 
i'Vulay from Easter until St. Michael's Daj. 

Offering:,: Epi-^eopal Fund. $04 00; Missions, Diocesan, §100 25, DomM 
tie,S117 2.'», Foreign. $H5 ou; Theological Fund, for Xashotah, ^67 00; fiw 
for aged and infirm Ciergynion, ^34 C' : wid«>ws and orphans of ClergflM 
of Diocese, $44 00; the poor — Communion alni« — §209 47: Parish pnrpoflei 
%m 78. Total, ft(»71 4o. 



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8T. PETER'S CnURGII, MORRISTOWK. 

THE BEV. ROBERT NORRIS 3tlERRITT, RECTOR. 

SuUmt of families, 73; number of indiyidiialiii, aoO; baptisms, adult. 1, 
] 6, total 17; confirmed, Y; man-iages, 2; burials, 4; communicants; 
aNed taew, 1, removed into the Pariiili, o, remoycd from the Parish, 9, present 
■dwr. 107; the Holy Communion celebrated monthly, and on the ^cat4.T 
MtiIs; daily Parish schools, 2. paid ; scholars, males 25, females 22; call* - 
ud Sunday school teachers, females 10, total 10; oatechumons S*^, 
of children taught the catcchisui openly in the diurcli 80, number uf 
12; Parish library, 21»7; Sunday school library, 300; celebration of 
Utim Service. Sundays 2, Holy days 2, other days, 2 services on "Wednesday. 
fnkjt and one service on all the other days in the year. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, |85; Missions, Diocesan, $115 7fi; Domestic. 
Iw. J. L. Breck (made by the children of the Sumlay School), $77; Nasho 
Irik,tl0— 187; Fund for Aged and Infirm (^erpr^-men, $25; Bible and Com- 
MiPnyer Book Society, $7 41 ; the poor, $170 70; Parish purposes, $663 04 ; 
kldJUSS 91. 

ST. PAUL'S cinmcir, camdkn. 

TDK REV. J. F. GARRISON, RE^ TOK. 

5mber of families, 114 ; number of individuals, 400; l)aptihms, infants 14, 
MdU; confirmed, 25; marriages, 7; burials. 9; com munic^ints; added anew 
18, removed into the Parish, 14, removed from the Parish, 15. died, 2, prescsnt 
■nber, ICtH; tlie Holy Communion, celebrated on first Sunday in the month. 
CkWtaMS, Easter, and Whitsunday; catcchists and Sunday School teacherr-. 
■de 11, female lo, total, 24 ; number of children taught the catechism openly 
■ the Church, 2iX>; number of times, first Sunday in every month; Parisli 
Sbmy lO** vol.*.; Sunday School library J>50 vols. ; Bible claHS, Friday eve- 
liq;, Monday evening, Sunday morning ; celebration of Divine service, Snn- 
d^ morning and evening, and first Sunday of the month in the afternuon 
itttioiial ; Christmas, Thanksgiving Day, every Wednedsny evening, and 
Btedij evening before Commimion. 
OAcrmgs: Episcopal Fund, $120 OO; Missions; Diocesan, $:>S tVl; l)ome:s- 
; tti;|ft5 00; the poor, $120 <K); Parir^h purposes, $2, 50() 00; Church purposes, 
mindoded in the above, $1,050 00. Total, $:i89n 62. 

TRINITY CHURCH. PRINCETON. 

' THE REV. WM. A. DOI», KKCTOR ELECT. 

I 

Kmberof iSunilies, 47; baptisms, adult't 5. infants 12. total IT : <-ontirmed, 
tY; marriages, 4 ; burials, 9; communicants; ndd(>d anew ?•!, removed from 
k tb Ptrish, 4, die<l, 4, present number, 95; the Holy Communion, cclebratetl 
^Mtamonth; dail}' Parish scliools 1 : free, t^»achers' names. Mrs. Downing 
■d IGsB Downing ; scholars, male 13, female 17; catechists and Sunday 
tjhool teachers, male 5, female 9, total 14; number of children taught 
fti crtechism openly in the Church 40 number ; of times, once a month: 

8 



88 

Snnday Scholars, not included in the forgoing:, 44, total number of jon 
persons instructed, 1<)1 ; Sunday School library, 220 vols. ; Bible dans 
2 : celebration of Divine service, Sundays, mominj^ and afternoon, Qirif 
uia*«, Ash Wednesday, daily in* Passion Week, Ascension, every Thmda; 
twice a week in Lent. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, 1^6,040 (tO; Miswions'; Diocesan, $26 59;Fo 
eign, Sunday School offerings, $5 00; Parochial Schools, f«S25 00; the poo 
$326 00; Parish purposcrj, $872 66. Total, $8,195 25. 

CHRIST CUURCIJ, BORDENTOAVN. 

TIIK RKV. J. L. MAXWELL, RECTOR. 

Number uf fiin)ilie&. 42; baptismn, infants 20, total 20; continnud, 5; ni 
ringer, 1 ; burials 4 ; communicants ; added anew 6, removed into the IMI 

1. removed from the Parish. :j, died, I, present number, 46; the Holy Cona 
iiiou, celebrated on first Sunday in each month, and Christmas and Eafltfl 
Sunday School teachers, male 2, female 7, total 9; nuuiber of childif 
taught the catechism openly in the Church, the whole school, number of tine 
every month; Sunday scholars al>out thirty; Parish library small ; Smtdi 
School library very good ; Bible classes, 1 in Sunday School, and 1 tdnllr 
2 ; celebration of Divine service, Sunday's, twice. Ash AVedncsdiy, G« 
Friday, Christmas, once during the week, Wednesday and Friday during Lea 
and every day in Passion Week. 

Offerings: Missions ; Domestic, :|( 11 Ou ; Foreign, $11 74 ; Church puipoee 
not included in the a1>o\e, ^«i7r» on. T«»tal |70n 74. 

illHlST Clil'UClI. BELLEVILLK. 

Tim REV. HENRY IIHEBS SHFRMAX, RECTOR. 

Number of t'aiiiilies, 58; ba])tisms, infants 11, total 14; continned, ."» ; mi 
liaM-es, 2; buriiils, 10; <:ommunicunt.s; added anew, II, removed into tin* Pari* 

2, removed from the Parish, 7, died, 2, i)re«ent number, 02; the Holy Comn 
iiion, celebrated onee in each month; numljcr of children taught the cif 
eliism openly in (he Church U'.n, number of times, 2; Sunday scbobi 
nut included in the forcgoinij:, children in 4 schools, total number of yo« 
jK'raons instructed, 2r)0; Parish library 7«»0 vols.; Sunday Schbol librtiyH 
vols.; celebration of I)ivine service, all ^'undays, A. M., from Advent 
Easter, and thenceforth A. M. and P. M. ; A.sh Wednesday, Good Fridi 
Christmas, and Tlianksgiving Day, an«l Wednesdays in Lent; total, 61. 

Offerings: Missions; Diocesan, >?25«> no, Domestic, 80 00, Foreign, $U»0 tl 
the poor, (incluflinu: Communion offerin?^, ^»)2 82), $02 82; Parish purpo* 
$800 UO; Church puriM)«*es. not included in the ahove. $i7r» 82; tot 
^1,407 82. 

In addition to the forcgoini^ statistic-, (ho licctor repoi-ts that during t 
year he lias muint^iinod mid-day Sunday Service;- in a chapel-of-ease under 1 
charge, in a remote ^cc1i()n of his Parish; and tliatdurini; the snmmernKnit 
he maintained a Sunday service in the village of Passaic, which has resntt 
in the organization of St. John's Church, under promising auspices. The J 
auguration of this enterpri«»e has occasioned n transfer to it of several vahttl 
members of my Parish. 



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ifa the oflerings before specified, which have been made through the 
; it is but fair to add, that other considerable amuiiiit» to charitable ob- 
utride the Parish, have l)cencontnl)iiled directly l>v iiidividuaU. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, UAHWAY. 

THE REV. UOftArE IIILL««, JR., RE<::TOR. 

Up8, 72; baptisms; adults 8, infants 28, total 3G; confirmed, 19; mar- 
!; burials, 14; communicants; added anew. 17. removed intu tiie Par- 
present number, 146; Sunday school, teachers, male .S, fcMnalc 15, total 
olars, about 160; library, number vols, about 400. The children are 
ed by the Rector the first Sunday nft(*rnoon in every month. 
ogs: Episcopal Fund, :^20 0:i; Missions; Diocesan, $ lit TO; Domestic 
I. Ill 02; Foreign Missions, $14 TiO; at^ed and infirm Clergy, ^11 21 ; 

School Union and Clmrch Book Society, t'* '^2 : Nasliotjdi, $'J2 25 ; 

Indian Mission, lgi32 ; Communion alms, ^157 85; Parish pur])(»H<*s, 
I; S. S. collections, $23; S. S. library, §:)(►; total, $187 o.V 
'tw da^'s we commence the enlar^emunt of tlu* Church I'ditlcc. About 
ire pledsfcd for this good work. Tliu lilessinj; i»f th«* Lord ^l•^^ls niion 
d it shall continually be sai«l of Zion. *' This and that niaii was born 
—*' a// ttty npriiiffn are in thet." 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, HOBOKKN. 

THE REV. V. DRICE, RECTnR, 

lerof families, T<\\ number of individuals, :i50; bnptisms, infants :i7, 
; confirmed, 9; marriages, 11; burials, 8: rommunicants, present 
75; the Holy Communion celebrated on the first Sunday in cvrry 
nd on the principal festivals ; uiitecliists and Sunday School tcuchei-», 
(iemale 7. total 9: catechumens, 50; number of children taught the cat 
ipenly in the Church, iJrt, total number of young persons instructed, 
day School library. 50 vols. ; Bible cla^s. 1 : celcl)ration of Divinf 
Sundays 104, Holy Days :J8, total U'l. 

ags: Episcopal Fund, ^44 02; Missions, Diocesan, 3<1 4 02; Bible an(t 
I Prayer Book Society, $7 15; the poor, S116 41; towai'ds payment 
on Rectory, $600 00; intere-t on Rectory debt, *2:»0 00; taxes on 
$22 00; water tax, &14 00; repairs and improvement of Rector}', 
; expenses of Diocesan Convention, $15 Oo; Bishop'-i travolling ex 
^5 00; Clinreh purposes, not included in the above. *l,oll 55: total, 
ft. 

ZION CHURCH, BELVIDKRK. 

1IIE REV. HUGH L. M. CLARKE, MlSSI«).NAm . 

er of families, same as at last re])ort ; number of individiiain, about the 
•t last report : baptism^, adults 2, total 2 ; confirmed, C ; comnmni- 
Mlded anew. S. removed into the Parish, 1. present number 27; the 
lommunion, celebrated an ojiportunity i>i ottered of exchanging; 
t and Snnda}'^ School teachers, male 1, female 5, total 0; total 



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Bomber of yoang persons instructed, 80; Bible cIms^ 1 ; celebratioii 
service, once on Sunday, and once or more during the week, with lectm 

ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, BEVERLY. 

THE REV. nEXRY BROWN, RECTOR. 

Families, 57 ; individuals, about 300 ; baptisms, infants 1 1, adolta 1, toll 
12; communicants; added anew, 15, removed from the Parish, 10, dkd,l 
present number, 93 ; confirmed, 9 ; marriages, 6 ; funerals, 7 ; Sunday ScbM 
1. teachers 22, Hcbolars, male 48, female 72, total 120; celebration of Divii 
service, Sundays, 104, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Christmas, and Mtik 
and lecture every AVednesda}' evening ; children catechised monthly. 

Offerings: Paid on Church debt, i|!l,900 00; interest on Church driH 
ftl50 00; to African Mission, 9150 00; to Sunday School, the poor, iibnq 
<S:c., $85 00; Episcopal Fund, $60 00; total, $2,245 00. 

This Parish has lost, by death, several wealthy members. Paymoftc 
Cliurch debt has boon ur«j^>d. We have been able to do but little oiitBd6< 
our own Parish. 

GRACE CHURCH, NEWARK. 

THE REV. PUILAKDXR K. CADV, BBCTOI. 
THE REV. JOSEPH S. 8AU?(DERS, ASSISTANT TO Till RECTOR. 

Number of families, ISO; number of individuals, 594; baptisms, idottil 
infants 24. total 27; confirmed, 30; mariagra, 6; burials, 19; commoniei^ 
added anew and rniioved into tlie Parish, 48, removed from the Parish • 
died, 2, present number, 164 ; the Holy Communion is celebrated every Uri 
day and Saint's day; daily Parwli schools (paid) 3, teachers 5; scholars, ni 
57, female 35, total 1»2; catechists and Sunday school teachers, male 11, i 
male 11, total 22; number of chiltlrcn taught the catechism openly in tl 
Church 297, niunber of times, every Lord's da}-; Industrial school, teachers 1 
scholars 80, total number of young persons instructed 377 ; Bible clis««> 
celebration of Divmc Service, 3 times every Lord's day, 3 times every Siis 
day and twice every day in the week. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fimd, $80; Missions; Diocesan, $76 59, Domert 
$80 29; ohildrens' offerings for Nashotah and Faribault, $125 26; FaribM 
SIO 00; General P. E. S. S. Union and Church Book Society, $50; Ptrod 
schools, $156; the pour and Parish purposes. $3,3<i4 40; Church purpoi 
not ineliido<l in tlje above, $1,000; total, $4,942 54. 

TRINITV CHURCH, MOORESTOWN. 

TIIK BEV. IIOUATIO IIASTIXOM WELD, RECTOR. 

Kumber of families, about <»0; number of individuals, about S0<); baptia 
'adults 5, infants 3, total 8; confirmed 5; marriages, 7; burials, 5; commi 
cants; added anew, 4, removed from the Parish, 2, present nnmber, 
the Holy Communion, celebrated once a month on Sundays; catach 
and Sunday School tcachftrs. male 3, female 10, total 13; nomba 
children taught, tlio oalechi^ni openly in the Church, KW) ; number of til 



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^Htarly in CSmrchj monthly in school room ; Parish library, about 100 vols. ; 
tadty School library, about 200 vols. ; celebration of Divine Service, Sun- 
^ 119, other days 40, total 169. 

OiBringB: Episcopal Fund, |30 00; Missions; Diocesan $10 00, Domestic 
|8 80, Foreign, $15 00; Bibles and Common Pray or Books, $8 40; Sunday 
Mod books, $40 00; tracts, $8 12; the poor, $14 00; Parish purposes, 
|140 00; Church purposes, not included in the above, $25 00; total, $299 02. 

GRACE CHURCH, HADDONFIELD. 

TBS BXY. SAMUKL W. BALLOWKLL, BECTOB. 

5iiBkW of fSunilies, 83 ; baptisms, adults 2, infants 4, total G ; confirmed, 
4; urriiges, 3 ; burials, 4 ; communicants ; added anew, 8, removed into 
AiPuiflh, 3, removed from the Parish, C, died, 2, present number, 46; the 
Holj Communion celebrated every other month, and on Christmas; cate- 
cUib and Sunday, school teachers, male 3, female 10, total 13; number 
«f ddldren taught the catechism openly in the Church 50, number of times, 
ODN a month ; Sunday school library, 212 vols.; Bible classes^ 3 ; celebration 
«f Divine Service, all the Sundays, Christmas, Good Friday and Thanksgiving- 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, $2 62; ML^isions; Diocesan $10, Foreign $15; 
M he aged and infirm Clergymen, $3 90 ; Church purposes, not included in 
tbibove, expenses of Convention, Standini^ Committee. <S:c., $9; and $48 for 
ftiBUiop's salary. 

IkPttish continues steadily to increase. The attendance is good, and we. 
God's blessing is among us. 



TRINITY CnURCH, FAIRVIEW. 

niB BEV. FBAKKLnr L. KNIGHT, D. D., MISSIOXABY PRIEST IS CHAROC 
BEXBT PALETUOBP HAY, B. A., LAY READER. 

Koniberof families. 17; niiinbcr of individual.**, 100; baptisms, adults 5, 
^Mi; eonfinned, 4 ; communicants, present number 'J5; the Holy Cumniu- 
lion celebratcil once a month ; cateehists and Sunday School teachers, male 4, 
itBiIe 5, total 9 ; Simday scholars, 50 ; Sunday school library 20n vols.; Bi- 
tk Class, 1; celebration of Divine service. Sundays ti'l, Holy Days 1. «>tljer 
%B 1. total 25. 

Oifcrin;fs: Pariah purposes, $15 25. 

This Parinh it itpi>ears was admitted into union with tlie Convention 

ii 1S45. But for the past two or three ^'cars, probably more, there 

kwe been but occasional services held, as the clergy of IJurlington were 

CMUed, in the midst of their many duties, to attend to this Church. 

tki Rev. Samuel W. Ilallowell, when Alissionary in charge of St. Steph 

•X Chnrchvillc^ (Willingborough) now Beverly, ofliciated here, on Sun- 

t^ afternoons. In the Bishop's report to the Convention in 1853, we find 

•fcil^Fairview was never represented. Tlie service there is supplied from 

MiBgion College." In report, 1854, the Bishop states that the clergy in 

Avfington supply a ser\'ice "once in two weeks." In 18r>."», April H, the 



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Bishop visited the Parieh and ''confirmed one person.*" In 185<^— l(7inU 
merely the Tisits of the Bishop recorded, with (in 1857) the remark "I bin 
appointed the Rev. Cliarlos Frederick lloflfinan, Missionarj" to this little drank' 
This missionary oliargc Mr. Iloifinan held until April of this present yor, 
when he resided it on account of his removal to the Diocese of New Ycik 
In 1858, on Wednesda}^ in Easter week, April 7, the Bishop visited the Chntl 
and confirmed one person. As it pleased God, in His inscrutable Providence 
to tak(^ to IlimHcIf the late beloved Bishop in the midst of his southern tLbU 
tion of the Diocese, this Parish was without any Episcojial visit nntil Ascea 
sion day last past, when you confirmed three, which, with one coDfirmed ii 
SU Peters Chapel, Rancocas, on Thursday cvenioff. May 24, make four per 
sons confirmed in this Parish. On May 24tli, the Rev. Franklin L. Koigfai 
1). D., was a]i}>4>intcd ^lissionary Presbyter in chanje. 

ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH. LAMBERTVILLE. 

THE REV. DAVID BROWN, RECTOR. 

Number of families, and parts of families, 16; number of individoals aboi 
50, who may be reckoned of us; baptisms, adults 4, infants 1, total 5; ca 
firmed, K ; marriai^e«, 2 ; burials, 2 ; conmmnicants ; added anew, 8, remove 
into the I'arisli, li, died, 1, present number, 25 ; the Holy Communion celebnii 
monthly, and at Christmas and Easier; catecliists and Sunday school teacher 
male 1, female 7, total 8; number of children taught the catecliism opcfllji 
the Church (of our own, not more tlian), 10; number of times, monthly; Si 
day scholars (not included in the foregoin<^), about 50; total number of yen 
persons instructed, including Sunday school, some 05 ; celebration of Kfii 
Service, Sundays, morning and evening, generally; Holy days, Chriflton 
Epiphany, (lood Friday, Easter; other days, Thanksgiving, Christmas Er 
New Year's Eve, Easter Eve, etc. 

Olferings: Ejuscopal Fund. ^2 ; Mi-^sions; Diocesan, l^^o 28. Domestic, | 
Fund for aged and infirm (.'Icrgymeu, ^»> yO; Bible and Common Prayer Bo< 
Society, $1 01 ; (Jeueral P. E. S. S. Union and Church B^ok Society, |1- 
87 28; the poor, the eucharistic offerings, say $15; Parish purposes, evenii 
(•t)llections by the wardens, about $;{0, for fuel. <tc. ; Church purpose**, noli 
eluded in the above, about $110; totid, SUM 28. 

The Church debt has been reduced to its present amount by the bwildii 
having been sold on tlie mortgage, and bought in by the Senior Warden. 

For ten years the Church has not increased in numerical strength, more ih 
its losses by removals, until tlie present year. It has had to contend with, 
rather to submit to, the united opposition of the three dominant sects he 
who have dt>ne what they could to keep the people from our services, and 
thwart our endeavors to keep uj) a Sunday school. Some months since an 
lure in their "Monthly Concert'* relieved us considerably, anditnowloc 
Jiomewhat like their playing into our hands, so to speak, as recently we hi 
been able to reopen our Sunday scliool with inrreftsed numbers, and sonw 
the zealous members of tlie sai<l bodie? are ocea^ionalU' found in onr pt' 
and verv attentive, hulcef] it i^ a most i^rateful source of comfort and thu 
fulness that, in all goml resjM'cl-; and prospect,-, the Church liere seems to 



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I by a nal and true revival for which (iud'H holy name be praised, and 
His many and great mercies. Perhaps 1 should nut have said in a//- 
8, for in pecuniary liberality the improvement is certainly not great. 
•»m Mominj: Offerings, including one eucharistic, the ^7 28, on the fore- 
■ge, resulted ! There is greot room for improvement in this niotttT, 
time may come, ere lonj^, when it will In? employed. 

URACE CHURCH, JERSEY CITY. 
WARDEN'S REPORT. 

THE RBV. CUABLES AREY. RECTOR ELECT. 
THE REV. SPENrER M. RICE, MINISTER IX <nAR<iK. 

jer of families, 59; number of individuals, 172; baptisms, adults 4. in- 
3, total 37; confirmed, 28; marriages, 2; bnrials, U ; comnumiriints. 
number, 84 ; the Holy Communion, celebrated on tirst Sunday in evrry 
lod high festivals throujfhout the year; catechists and Sunday school 
J, male 6, female 18, total 24 ; number of children taught the catechi.--m 
in the Clmrch, 8«"»; niimbor of times, monthly; Sunday school library. 
}. 
Dgs: Episcopal Fund, *120; Missions ; l)iocesaii, *1 1 25, Donicsiir. 

Foreign, *2; Sunday school offerings, $:>1 l\\); fund for ajjed ami 
lefg3rmen, 1^22 78; Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, *?» ; the 
41 22; Parish purposes $2,437 29; total, *2,785 31. 
luiah has suffered much the past year from causes stated below. I 
wever, g^at pleasure in saying its prospects are now brighteninc:. 
r to the enfeebled state of our Uoctor's health, a leave of absence wa? 
t to him by the Vestry and accepted for three months, commencin:: 

1859. He returnetl in an improved .""tate of health, and resumed hi- 
1 the 11th day of Soj)tember lost, and contiimed his Pastoral hibor 
r 2«>th of November, when his health again failed him; and, his iiidi.-po 
tfdly resulting in an ulKTratiou of the mind, on the r»th day of I)eceiii 
•ther leave of abaence for i» month*j wa-j again tendered him. ami 

• 

November 2o to Ash Wednexlay, (Fel). 22) th(t Pari>h was ^uppli*■ll 
Ficeb^'the Rev. Mr. Pecke, Rev. Mr. Marsliall, Rev. Mr. .lewett, Rev. 
alow. Rev. Mr. Hart, Rev. Mr. Rice, and Rev. Mr. JhifTman; since 
Mineaday, with daily services by tlie Rev. Speiirer M. Rice, who i< 
;harge. 

ST. PHILIPS CHI.Rni. XKWAIIK. 

TIIE REV. JoSIHA SMITH, MISSION. VC.Y. 

cr of individuals, 40; ba])tisii]«;; infants 1. total 1; contirnicd. :> . 
fs, 2; burials, 1; communicants; added anew, 3. rensoved into the 
I, remove<l from the Parish, 1^ jjresent number, 20; the Holy Commu- 
«bnted on 2d Sunday in each month, Christmas, Eo.'^ter, and Whit- 
catechists and Sunday school teachers, male 1, female 1, total 2; 



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number of children taught the catechism openly in the Ghoreh, IS ; mmilNr i 
timeSjOccasionally ; total number of young persons instroeted, 20 ; oeldntio 
of Divine Service, Sundays, on an average twice, 104, other days, Wednodv 
evening's, Bay, 48; total 152. 

Offerings : Episcopal Fund, |4; Missions, Domestic, $3; Foreign, $2 50; fiad 
for aged and infirm Clei^ymen, $1 ; Parish purposes, $72 06 ; Chordi pir 
poses, not included in the above, $8 27; total, $90 82. 

The Parish of St. Philip's cannot show any great advance, the gain ha^ 
connterbalanccd by changes and removals. There is an increase in the iib> 
ber of communicants. 

Something might be added as to my other engagements, but it would B0t 
differ materially from what has appeared in my former reports. 

ST. MATTHEW'S CIIURCH, NEWARK. 

THE REV. JULIUS DAVID R<»SE, FH. I>., VISSIOXAEY. 

Number of families; about 90; baptism, adults 1, infants 33, total 34; oqb- 
firmed, 27; marriagt^s, 14; burials, 27; communicants ; added anew, KHi 
removed from the Parish, 2, died, 1, present number, 158; the Holy Commi' 
nion celebrated every two months, and on Feast days ; and in private 4 timei; 
duly Parish schools, about half free ; teachers' names. Miss Geyger and tiis Rec- 
tor ; scholars, male 48, female 23 ; catechists and Sunday school teachers, nilelt 
female 3, total 4 ; number of children taught the catechism openly in the Ckag^ 
1 60 ; number of times, every Sunday, lloly day ; and the day scholars twice 4r- 
ing the week ; total number of young persons instructed, about 160 or 170; 
Night schools during the winter months ; celebration of Divine Service, te* 
days, twice regularly, and sometimes thrice ; Holy days, twice regularly, nd 
sometimes tliricc ; other day.s in the morning. 

Offerings: Parish purposes, §*J0O. 

cnrRCH OF THE ASCENSION, GLOUCESTER CITY. 

THE REV. R. M. IIITCIIESOX, RECTOR. 

Baptisms, adults 2, infants 9, total 11; confirmed, 9 ; cumnumicants, tt 
burials, 4; Sunday school tojichers, 12; scholars. 60. 

Nearly nil the influential members have removed from the place, and lb 
Church has consecpiently greatly suffered. 

No calculation can be made about any probable increase. The people tf 
unsettled. Tliey come and ;j^o with the opening and closing of the MiUfl iV 
Print Works. This in the cose in all manufacturing districts, and though do 
ing the past year the conpjrcgations have been larger than in former years. ■ 
h()]>e can be entertained of any permanency. A large field is presented fc 
hard work, and those who have the ability should furnish the tools, in theva 
of gold and silver. Bibles, Prayer Books, and Tracts, to "prepare in the wik 
crnoss tho way of the Tvord. and make straight in the desert a highway ford 
Clod." 



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GRACE CIirRCir, ELIZABETH. 

THE REV, CLAEKf*<»X DIXN, KElTOll. 

2riunberof ftmilics. .'iD; bajitisias, infants, 12; confiriiiod, 4 ; niarriftgos, 1 ; 
hriib, 3; communicants; added anew, :>, removod from the Parish, :{, present 
nsber, 31 ; the Holy Communion celebrotod monthly ; daily Parish schools; 
piid; teacher's name, the Rector; scholars, females 'J5 : catechi:sts and Sun- 
diT school teacher:!, male 3, female C, t^^tal : Sunday scholars (not included 
ii the foregoing), 40 ; Simday school lihrary, 2(»0 vols.; celebration of Di- 
line Sen'ice, Sundays, twice throughout the year ; also on siJccial Ifoly days. 
OMe in the Church ; and on other days in the school, morniiii;f service, and a 
ketnv iQ the Cliurch cacli Friday evenin<^ of Lent. 

Offeriojij^s: Episcoiwil Fund, $16 ; iJomcstic Mi.-^sions, S5 ; Fund for Oijed and 
mfirm Cler52:ymen, &2 ; the poor, $^8 4S; Parish purpOM-s. ^:{:i7 oi ; Church 
purposes, Dot included in the above, $142 VO; total, 1^541 V.K 

TRINITY CIR'RCH, MIDDLETOWN POINT. 

THE REV. T. M. REILLY, RECTOR ELEJ.T, AXl) MISSIONARY. 

Somber of families, 23 ; number of individuals, l^y; baptisms, adults 4, in- 
fntftS, total 9; cunfinned, 14; comiuunioaiits, 18; Sunday school teachers, 
■lie S, female t>, total 8; Sunday school schohirs, 40; Sunday school library, 
IMtoU 

Offerings: Mainly for Parisli purposes, .*:;«»o. 

The iwtwiiects of the Church in this j)lacc. are now very eii'.ouratrinj^, and 
ihope, ere long, by the blessinij of (iod, to see this Pari-^li among the most 
Foipwoiis in the Diocese. 

THE HOUSE OF PRAYER, MKWAKK. 

THE REV. J. W. SUA* hKI,F0UI>, KEf^TOi:. 
THE RE\. JOHN LEKJIITON MO KIM, A'>Sl!>TAXT, TO THE KECTfUI. 

Xmnber of families, f*.") ; number of individuals, iHio ; baptisms, adults 12, 
hfcits 81, total yti; confirmed, 1858, 2«;, 1S5'.», 24, total r.O; marriages, l'»; 
'■itU, 3u ; communicants; added anew, 'M), removed into the Parish, 2.'i, remov- 
^fromthe Parish, ;i 2, died, 1, present number, 114; the Holy Communion, 
vfebnted on every day for which Colh?ct. Epi^t.le and (iospel are provided; 
tij Poriiih schools, in part free, teachers' names. Rev. J. L. McKim and Miss 
Gwby; Kholars, males JIO, females 15; catechists ami Sunday school 
Mien, male 6, female 18, total 24; number of children taught the cate- 
<knm openly in the Church, lUO; number of times, «'very Sunday; Parish li- 
^Wy, 1; Bible classes, 1 ; celebration of Divine service, Sundays, three times, 
W,HoIy days, three times, '6'4, other days twice, H26, total 815. 

Oflerings: (For the Conventional year 185'.» — 00), Ej)iscopal Fund, §^80; 
JOaions; Diocesan, ^4 5«, D(miestic, siy:i, Foreijrn, >n11 5n; J^ible and 
Ounon Prayer Book Society, 1^11 r»8 : Oeiieral P. K. S. S. Union and Church 
Book Society, *60 ; Parochial schools, §250 ; the poor, $55 lY; Parish pur- 
pOMS, $1,300 ; Church purpo.ses, not included in the above, J<2'> V6: total, 
|1,M9 69. 

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As no blanks for Paroobial reports were sent out last year, and the 1^110 
pate of this Diocese was vacant, no report from this Parish was made. 

The present, thoreforo enibrnns two yojirs, with th<» exception of the dBa 
iiigs, which arc given fur tlic last year only. 

It gives me great ])lea!3urc to report a prosperous condition of things is th 
Pariah, both spiritually and financially. The growth of the Church in tUi 
section of the city must be ncoesparily slow, but it is steady, and, I believe, nm 

Since my last report, tho Kcv. J. L. McKim, Deacon, has become sssoditd 
with me in the care of the schools of the Parish, and proves an effidento^ 
active assistant. 

Since Oct(jber, we have taken charge of the Church (»f tho Holy Coomt 
nion, South Orange, and supplied them with one service every Sunday. TM 
Parish still continues under my charge, with the prospect of a Church e(B6a 
being immediately erected. 

CHRIST cnuuai, Newark. 

THE REV. JOHN NICHOLAS STA.VSBt'RY, RECTOR. 

NumbiT of families, 81 ; baptisms, adults 6, infants ol, total 'lO; cunfirm«i 
43; marriages. 7; churchings, 2; burials, 19; communicants; added anew S9 
remove<l into the Parish, 8, removed from the Parish. 3, present number, W 
tlie Holy Communion celebrated evfry Lord's day, and on Ascension (b^ 
catechists and Sunday school teachers, male 2, female 7, total 9 ; catechanoi 
*.)8 ; number of children taught tho catechism openly in the Church, 110 
number of times, every Lord's day ; celebration of Divine Service^ 1 SaBdi( 
in the month, 3 times, other Sundays, twice; every day in Lent-, and on Hoi 
days, twice ; all other days, once. 

Offerings : Ej)iscopal fund and Bishop'-s travelling expenses, $29 ; Wocfsi 
Mii^hions, $14 31; rnrish purpoftses, ^202 14: Church purposes, not inclndt 
in the above, $005 03 : total, $851 08. 

Otiier gifts huvo been made for Church purpo.-NCs by the parisliioners tu tl 
value of over $!<)(». 

"While tlie above statistirs nhow the evidence of rapid growth, yet itisD 
in these alone that the Rector finds enoourageuient. The congrejjation gei 
rally fills the Church, and the utmost harmony pervades tlio Parish, showii 
such a spirit of unanimity and heartiness among the people, as to call forth t 
niO!?t devout thankfulness to the Great lioad of the Church, from him wh< 
lie has made tlie overseer of this flock. 

ST. .lOIiyS (FREE) ClirRClI. SOMERVILLE. 

THE REV. JAMES THOMSON. RErTOR. 

Number of families. ITi: number of individuals, 8u : l)a]>tism8, in&nts 
total 11 ; confirmed, 2; innrnages, 1 : burial'^, (>: comnmnicants; added an 
5, removed into the Parish. ], remove<l from (he Parish. 1. died, 2, pre* 
number, 2'.) ; the lloly Communion, celebrated on Christmas, Circumcisi 
Epiphany, Easter, Aacension, Whitsunday, Trinity Sunday, and first Lord'sd 
in the month ; catechists and Sunday' school teachers, male 1, female 4, to 



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B; Ci(«chiimen8» 20; total number of young persona instructed, 20; Sunday 

idbool fibrary, 125 vols, ; celebration of Divine Service, Siinday??, 2 services, 

■oniiigfind evening; Holy days, ever}' day for which a Collect, Kpistle and 

Ooipd are provided, weather permittintj ; other day.", Kvoning Prayer every 

[ FKdi^ erening, with lecture. 

OSaiDft^: Episcopal Fund, lUsh()]»'s salary and Bishop's visitation, $19; 
Dioeesiii Missions, $5 35; Fund for aged and infirm Clergymen, $10; Paru 
cUil schools, books for Sunday school, ^L*) 50; the poor, $9 20, communion 
ibH,^ 68; $53 68; Parish purposes, $730 00; Church purpose^ not in- 
dided in the above, assessment b}' Standing Committee, $5 ; total, $851 59. 

ILe Rector would most gladly take up all the Canonical collections, were 
Mt the income of the Parish so inadequate to its wants. In the peculiar con- 
dition of this new Parish, he has not dei^med it expedient thus far to catechize 
the duldren openly in the Church. lie has said Evening Prayer and preached 
OK IS different occasions at Bound Brook, and on 2 different occasions at Mar- 
tiarille. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, camden'. 

THE REV. WILLIAM TASSMORE, RECTuIl. 

Somber of families, about 43; numl>er of individuals, about 115 adults: 
^tiams, adults 1. infants 27, total 28; confirmed, 9; marriages. 2; burials, 
10; communicants; added anew, 10, removed into the Parish, 8, removed from 
AePirifih, 8, died, 2. suspended or repelled, 2, present number, 91 ; the Holy 
Conmonion celebrated on the second Sunday in ciich month ; catechists and 
Sndiy school teachers, male 2. female 13, total 15; number of children 
^^ the catechism openly in the Church, about 150; number of times, on 
fto third Sunday in each month; total number of young persons instructed, 
■hoot 150; Parish library, about 100 vols. ; Sunday school library, about the 
■■e; Bible classes. 1 for Sunday school teachers, sehoUrs and others, by the 
J«rtor on Monday evenings ; 2 Bible classe^^. by teachers in Sunday school on 
S^diys; celebration of Divine Service, Sun<luys, morning and night; Holy 
fcp, CVistmas, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Ascension day ; and other 
; ^yi, every Friday niglit. 

\ OSeriu}^: Episcopal fund, $32; ^Missions ; Diocesan. $2 54, Domestic, 
) |t M, Foreign, $2 70; the }K)or, $00; Parish purposes (including repairs), 
I iboit$75fi; Church purposes, not included in the above (Sunday school), 
^ tJS; totol, $893 04. 

Ob the Ist of July last I took charge of tin.«N Parish. It, was then ready to 
iiak with the load of its debts. The pari.shioners were disheartened, and they 
We not able to support a clergyman. 1 stipulated, as a condition of my ac- 
wptttce, that the Cliurch should be made free. At first a number wen; oj) 
powdlothis, tliinking that it would be the ruin of the Clnirch. Now, all are 
■Wed that the making of the seats free, has been one of the chief means of 
•■fcwing it to its present condition of i)rotii)erity. 

^ floating debts have all l)een paid. The income of the (.'liurch hits more 
'fctt doubled. Extensive repairs and iinprovoments ha^ebeen made. The 
■■■■nent**, for Bishop's Salary and Convention Fund, have been paid, and a 



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mach larger sum than ever before has been glren to the Missions and Chmi 
ties. 

On the whole, tlio Pariah is* in a very flourlshiuir condition. I only regwl 
that my health has made it necessary for me to resign the Rectorship jut it 
the time when 1 mii^ht have enjoyed the fruits of my labors. 

T resigned the Rectorship about two weeks ago, having been unable to li 
tend to the duties of my position for twomontlis i>recodinK. 

Cill'UCH OV THE HOLY TRINITY, IIUIISOX. 

TIIK RKV. l,ons U XOIILR, RECTOC. 

Xunibor of fumilio.^. li)4); number of individnals. 4«"W); baptisms, adnltol, 
infants 11. toLid 12; oontlrmed, 11: marriages, 12; burials, 13; comBial' 
cants, 110; the Holy Communion celebrated Sundays and greater FeatiTib; 
catechumens, about 150; celebration of Divine Service, Sundays, twice; Holy 
Days, once. 

Offerini^s: Kpi^copal Fund, 1^15: Mis*iion>: Diocej^an. $li), Domestic, |I5 
total, $1."). 

ST. JOHNS CHI'RCII, DOVER 

TlIE UEV. TIIOMA!> WVER STREET, MISSIONARY. 

Baptisms, infant:? 7, total 7 ; marriages, 2; burials. G; the Iloly Comnumioi 
celebrated on the last Sunday in each month, ami on all the greater Fesdrih 
catechists and Sunday school teachers, male 1. female 1, total 2; catechomni 
15; numbtM' of children taught the cateehism openly in the Clmrch. 10; Mi 
biT of times, 0; trital number of young persons instructed, l."* ; celebratMNK 
Divine Service. Sumlays, once on eaeh Sunday ; Holy days, once on m 
Holv dav. 

OjlVriuics: TIjc poor. ^S \:>\ total, ss 1.1. 

(hvintr to tin rerent a]>]iointnu'nl of tin- prcM'Ut Missiorjnrv', it i* inii>09sib 
to niakr this report as full as is d«'sired. PVoni Januarv 8tb, I860, qbI 
Kaster-«li»y. Mr. (leoii^r C. Kyland. of Succasunna. read tlie Service ttS 
.Ti>hn"«» Church n'ii;ularly every Sunday, at thi." recjuest of the Rishop. Od 
duriiiu: this time tlu' Service was held, and the Ibdv Communion administer 
])V the Rev. Mr. .Morrison, of Hackettstown. Since Kast«'r the services ha 
liccn rcirularly maintained at l)(»vcr. a-: aUo at *' Mine Hill," andotherpliH 

The la^t report, of tliis Tari^h ijives the number of <'hurch families.? 
number of individual. 1 lo; nuud)er of conmumicants, 22. 

It i>. not i)ossil)le to >tate now hc»\v far the |»resent mimber may accord wi 
ihi>. It appi-ars frfuii th<' I'ari.-h Rci^istcr, that >ince the last meoting 
Convention, up to AjM-il lioth, when the present Missionary was appointed 
this Rarish. there hav»' been, bajitisms. i! : mari'iaije.«, 2; burials. S. Sb 
that lime there have be<'n baptisms, 1 — total for the Conventional yrtr, 
burials. 1 — total for the Ct»riv<iitional year. ('•; It does not appear from 
lieiijistcr, thai any persons have been continued in this rari.^h since Ortol 

lyr.s. 

The Communion Alms for the past six weeks were ^ti 45. 



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ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, NEWARK. 

THE RET. JOSETn II. SMITH, RECTOR. 

una, adults 1, chi1<In*n oil, total 51 ; conlirniod, 27 ; iiinrriagcs, G ; hii- 
: coominnicants : addeil anew, :> 1, roiiioveil int<) the Parisli, 27, total, ftl ; 
1 from the PariMh, 11. dicil, 5, total, 10. Tlicrc arc IC names on the 
•not here reported, bceause Home of the parties have not oominuned 
he year, and beraui^e some have not been identlHed by the present 
Ftesent number. 140; Holy Communion, celebrated every Sunday 
I on Ascension Da}' ; admini^tored in privat<»14 times; oflice for the 
ig of Mothers, n«ied " times ; daily Parish schools are paid, with 
e pupils^ our rule iK'insf never to refuse a scholar for the want of the 
je; tcacherft* names. Mr. K. H. Dalrj-mple, Mrs. Mary Aim IVidham, 
» Kate KarehcskiG; scholars, male 48, female 42. total *M); Sunday 
!acher«, male 10. female 14, total 24; catechumens taus^ht openly in 
«h, all tho pupils of all the schools: number of times, the I*arish 
irice each week, the Sunday school once each month ; Sunday !»chol- 
; total number of youn;; jmtsohs instructed, 2r)n ; IJible classes, il con- 
r; the Rector instructs a class in IJible History durinjj part of the 
lebralion of Divine service, Sumlays, morninij and nipfht, In^sides an 
1 service on the first of tlie month. Holy days, on all of them, other 
inoDfi and evenin!^ throui^hout the yi*up, total 742. 
igi>: Episcopal Fund, §2S ; Mis-^ions; Diocesan, s«i 7.'.. Domcstir, 
ipoor, »tc., A'C, *122 0.*» ; Parish ]»urpose4, ^2,.'):;o;*' Church pur- 
it includwl, ft:<i'.o ; total, §;;i,l»U >so. 

■at year has l>een one of threat trial, and of jLjfPoat encoura^^ement. The 
death of the noble-hearted, able and generous-handed christian who, 
» first formation of the l*apir<h, wa-* Wanh-n. and at tlu* same time, its 
nd, wise counsellor, and lilnTal supporter, wa-i a srvcir nlHiction. It 
iff oppressed and disheartened us. 

od*t« mercifid i^oodnt'ss did not d«'s<*rt us. nor ^utVrrtlie \%ork '^o judi- 
lOirun. to lantrui^h wlu-n IbM-Hlh'd to \\U reward theexfrlh'iit I^avnian 
.tabourf>tl h> assiduously to «"*tabli.-h this Parish, 
moval, and lh«' result inij n<«c<ssity of increased etlbrt on the part of 
unlnf? memWrs, developed unexpected resources in the Parisli ; hIiow 
t elements of jwwer hail Iwen trathered during the lute wardi-n's ad- 
tion, and showing, too, the vital energies which the jhr si/st/j/i callu 
ve exercise. 

T very greatly indebted to generous Churehincn outside of our own 
fur liberal aid in removing a Ioa<l of debt, and in others i.-e befriending 
ig the past year: their kindno-J toward-^ us seeminLr to be stimulated 
leavv lo-s. 

fneral intere.sts of the Pnri.-h are eneouraging. the i)rospeet never 
ghlor. The debts liquidated : the lleitory titted up : the Parish schools 
JWiahing than ever, havinir '.♦»» pujiil^. a number of whom are free, and 

l*»nin liiclil«U'4 ♦'^••>, «''»ll«'H«'4l r.H- tlu- luuKt i»:irt, oiHsiilf «>f \\u' I'arihli to puy lunar 



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S teachers, and yielding a revenue of $800. The Sunday school fidlor tl 
ever, with an average attendance of 140 scholars. The congr^atiMi i 
formly large and attentive ; the communicant list g^reatly increased, ia 
prevailing feeling of thankful hoi)efulnc8S, aiford unquestionable evidoioi 
the Divine favor, and demand our heartiest gratitude. 

CHRIST CIIURCII, ELIZABETa 

TlIK REV. EUGENE AUGS. IIOKI--MAX, RECTOR. 

THE REV. JOnX MARTIN IFENDERSON, DEACON, ASSISTANT MINISTSfi. 

THE REV. WILLIAM ROBERT EARLE, DEACON, RECTOR*S ASSISTANT. 

Number of families. 190; number of individuals, about l,i)0O; biqyUfli 
adults, 8, infontfi, 65, total, 78; confirmed,24 ; marriages,!; boriak,! 
churchings, 2 ; communicants ; added anew 27, removed into the Parislii 1 
removed from the Parish, 8, died, 1, present number, 185 ; the Holy Coin 
nion, celebrated every Lord's day and greater festivals (Christmas, Circomc 
ion, Epiphany, Ascension and Tlianksgiving Day) ; daily Parish schools, 
teachers' names, Ilenr}' Hopkins Lane, and Miss Helen Brown; lefaob 
male. 41, fcmide. 19, total, CO; catcchists and Sunday school teachers, nnlt^ 
female, 11^ tr>tal, 26 ; number of children taught the catechism openly in t 
Church, all the children ; number of times, every Lord's day. and Holy di 
the children of the Parish schools twice weekly ; Sunday scholars (pot inclnd 
in the foregoing). 286 ; total number of yoimg ])ersons instructed, 260; d 
Irict visitors, 22 ; Sunday school library, 250 vols. ; Bible classes, 2 ; otk 
schools, sewing school for poor children, every Saturday ; celebration of 1 
vino service, Simdays, three times each Lord's day; Holy days, a noons 
vice and lecture, in addition to Morning and Evening Prayer, which are ■ 
«»v<Ty day ; total, 820. ^ 

Oticrings: Episcopal Fund, §18 00; Missions; Diocesan. ^146 72. Dom 
ti<-. $li:t 00; Foreign, $21 00; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergymen. $30 ( 
Parochial soIkkjIs, §:i27 38; the poor, S2r.9 44 ; Parish jmrposes. $2,530 J 
Church puri>osus, not incliuled in the above, 82t'»» nO. Total, $3,750 58. 

The po-st year has boon one of continuod prosperity. Although aaoU 
parish (Trinity (.'liureh) lias boon organized, and is in successful o{>oralioii 
rmr side, yot th(! foregoing statistics show as large an increase as in any f 
nior year. A parish at unity in itself, with a congregation ready to sjunidi 
1)0 spent in the sorvico of thoir 1 )ivino Lord, is the token of God's bles.siDg 
our work. 

Tho systoiii of Free Scats still proves most successful in its operation. 1 
rioli and i)oor moot together, as members of one family, to worship Uln 
whom thoy an; but on(^ l)ody. The congregation numbers tive familiei 
every i>ew, and tho Chupol building is constantly filled with crowded coii|; 
y:ations. The Otfcrings, though more than three-fourths of the congregat 
is oomposcd of tho laboring classes, have amounted during tho past year, 
tho support of the clergy and current expenses alone, to an averc^ of A 
dollars ($(>0) for each pew. which is double the amount that could have b 
realized from pow ront^. In athlition to this, the alms 'and special collects 
during the same period, have amounted to an average of twenty -five doll 



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im §ar 6ieh pew. These things, it is belieyed, are simply the result of a 

M&M idhereoce to all that the Prayer Book provides for our spiritual wel- 

fa«L Hie Daily Prayer is attended by an average of more than twenty 

tUtit in addition to fifty children of the Parochial schools ; and every Lord's 

iKf, more than two-thirds of the number of conmmnicants that could bo 

frfhfird St a monthly celebration, remain to bo fed with this " most heavenly 

hoi" 

Dniog the seven years that this Parisli has existed, the following in a sum« 

Bvy of the statistics : 

428 baptisms (46 adults, 382 infants) ; 140 confirmations ; 266 communicants 
krebeen connected with the Parish, of whom 15 arc deceased; \) church> 
bgi; 24 marriages ; lOV burials. 

liar the support of the clergy and current expenses, A1M35 1ft 

iortbe poor, \ 2,216 58 

lir thf Sunday school, .'it; 1 97 

ftrtheParocfiial schools, 1,316 67 

hr the Missions of the Diocese, 415 32 

hr Domestic Missions, 7^19 12 

fm Foreign Missions 24o 45 

?«r the fond for infirm and and disabled clergy of the Diocese. . . 61 3 1 

For randry objects, 1 1,037 M 



Total $15,737 IH 

Fbr the building fund (only the amount which has ]>assed through 

the Offertory), 10,477 81 



ToUl |126,2M IH.» 

f'* Dving the same jieriod of seven years, it may not be uninteresting to add, 
-- vUe the population of the city^ has HcarciAy donbful, the number of communi- 
I OitRof the Church, including all the parishes, has im-reascd A'»;^ /r//rf. To 
C* be all the glory, and all the praise. 

ST. STEPHEN'S CIIL'RCH. MILLBl'llX. 

THE REV. CEORGE C. PEXNKLL., A. M., RECTOR. 

dumber of families, 75; baptisriis; atlults 8, infants 10, UAa] 27; confirmed, 
•; nuriages, 2 ; burials, 10 ; communirnnts, ])resent number, 50 ; tlio Holy 
(Wboiuod, celebrated on the first Sunday in every month, and on all ooca- 
te for which a special preface is apjMjinted ; catechists and Sunt lay school 
Mter9,male 15, female 8, t<jtul 23 ; catechumens, 48 girls, 52 l)oy>, total 1«»0 ; 
of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, ion; numl.'cr 
31; Parish librarv, 130; Simday School librarv, 4'j7; total ti27 • 
l^kbrstion of Divine service, Sundays, regular service morning and evening 
iri Sunday school service Sunday P. M. ; Good Friday. Thanksgiving (1850). 
Vdaeidiy evening L»»ctures. 26; total 12ri. 

Oleriiigs: Episcopal visitations, $10; episcopal Fund, ft 04 ; fund for ai»ed 
iriiifirm clergymen, ^18; Sunday schools, special collection, S22 75; Schol- 
■» * months. $25; donation J. D. C, $500— 547 75; the jjoor, $142 44; 
''•Wi purposes, $233 84 ; Church purpo&es, not included in the above, J. D. C, 
IMIO; for Commnnion service memorial of the Institution of the present Rec- 



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tor, $126 ; momorial tablot. Rev. II. H. Rcid, late Rector, Ist ooneetiOD, 
total, $2,681 ()3. Tlie above does not include pew rents. 

The present Rector entered on his duties October Ist^ 1859, and was in 
ed by the Rt Rev. Wni. IT. Odenheimer, D. D., Bishop of the IMocese 
ruaryS, 18G0. The report dftt^s from October Ist, 1859, to May 80, 
The late Rector, wliorto Huddon deatli we are called on to mourn, intend 
hw return to huvc (ronipletcd the regiiiter to the date of his rcni^ation 
tember ;U>, 1850), and tlicrefore tlic rejwrt datet« as above. The Chn 
being enlarged, and will be coniplotod September 1st, 1860, and befo) 
next annual report a large and commodious parsonage will have been er 
The present Rector has been unable to make all the canonical collection: 
trusts before the next Convention to have all things in order. 

ST. JAMES' CHURCH, LONG BRANCH. 

TIIK REV. J. 1>. MOORE, RECTOR ELECT, AND lUSSIONART. 

Number uf families, ITi; baptisms; adults 8, infants 9, total 17; oonfi 
3 ; communicants, 15, added anew, -1 ; the Holy Communion, celebrated n 
ly and on higher fe^tivals ; total number of young persons instructed, 12 
ebration of Divine Service, Sundays, morning and evening. 

Offerings: Diocesan Missions, *.*J; Parish purposes, ^»;; total, $9. 

ST. STEPIIKN'S CHURCH, SOUTH AMBOV. 

THE REV. li. J. nURTOX, RECTOR. 

Number of families, C5 ; number of individuals, about 300 ; baptisms; i 
10, infants, 17, total 27; confirmed, 3«>; marriages, 4; burials, 6; com 
cjint^; ailded an(?w, 'M, removed into the rarisli, 1, removed fnmi the I 
1, suspended or n-pcllcd, 1, i»re.sont number, 5'.» ; the Holy Communiun, 
brated on \\u' tn>t and third Sundays in the month, and on tlie trreatei 
vals; daily J'arish sdioul 1, free; teacher's name, Mrs. Clark; s<eho]ars, 
7. female 11, total IS; catecliists and Sunday ^^(•hool teachers, male Jij 1 
{'}, total ',> ; eateelmnii-ns 102; number of cliildren taught the C4itechism( 
in the Church, 12n ; number of times, 12; total number of young perso 
Mructed, 1^:; ; Parish library, 8«'» vols. ; Sunday ^•chool library, 195vol! 
hie tlassci;, 1; rcU'bration of Divine service, Sundays, 120, Holy da; 
other days, 48, total. 218. 

Offerings: Ei»iscoi)al run«l. s::r>; Missions; r>iocesan, t^lVH, Doi 
$107 87, Forrign, $20; tlie .b wd, $12 47; fund for aged and infinn c 
men, 5:^4 ; rarocbial schools, $07 »»« ; the poor, $128 40; Parish pui 
$iyO; Church purposes, not included in the above, $191 52; total, 11,2* 
nf)t including salary. Over $2,o»ui h a vt.- been subscribed to the fund f 
endowment of the Kpi'^copate. 

Durinjij tlu^ past, year tw«» missions have been commenced and sustaii 
this Parish. One liun<U'ed and twenty-live dollars of the amount report 
der the head of Diocesan missions was contributed for their support 

The Pariah school has been in operation but two weeks. The nam 
scholars is constantly increasing. 



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Tbe Episcopal Infiuxt School," a Church home for destitiite children of the 
Bniih, oontiniiee, with the blessing of God, its onobtmsiTe work. 

A raadiiig room has been organized, which has about forty members, and a 

library "with orer sixty volmnes. A fine organ has been presented to the 

by a monber of the Vestry. A handsome Rectory has jnst been com- 

on a lof adjoimng the Church. 

Our Church edifice, which has been built only two years, is already too 

small for the wants of the congregation, and the increasing population. 

TRINITY ClIURGU, HOBOKEN. 

THE BKV. N. 8AYRE IIA&Rlr^, RECTOR. 

Number of individuals, adults 162, children 97, total 2&9 ; baptisms ; infants 
SO; confirmed, 6; marriages, 1; burials, 10; communicants, 77; Sunday 
■cbool teachers, male 5, female 6, total 1 1 ; Sunday school scholars, 71 ; Par- 
lab library, 510 vols. ; Simday school library, 610 vols. ; young ladies* Bible 
ip 10. 

Offerings: Episcopal salary', $64 ; Convention fimd, $12 50; Missions; Dio- 
1, $70, Domestic, $167 50, Foreign, $140 ; distribution of Bibles, $50 ; 
diBtribution of l^yer Books, $17; distribution of Tracts, $63 04 ; aged and 
infirm clergy, $16 ; the poor, $110 37; Parish purposes, $110 50; topaymosic 
for the Church, $330; to pay ground rent of the Church, $441 ; to pay one 
half for new organ, $625 ; to pay for organ gallery, $101 83 ; to pay current 
expenses, $1,455 34 ; total, $3,764 08. 

In the immediate vicinity of the Church, and in charge of one of its mem- 
bers^ has been recently opened a Widow's Home. 

Some twenty years since^ at well nigh four-score, died the founder of it 
Ifrs^ Bachael Stevens. 

To comfort and relieve the any ways afflicted or distressed in mind, body, 
or estate, of all sorts and conditions of persons, was a constitutional necessity 
with her through life ; but in her old age, the widow of tliree-score, and of the 
** household of faith," but homeless, called forth her liveliest sympathies. She 
did what she could towards founding an asylum for them. 

From the accumulation of the fimd, by the addition of interest to it, her ex- 
eeotor is now enabled to carry out the trust. Applications for admission 
ahould be addressed to Mrs. E. A. Stevens, or to the Rev. N. Sayre Harris, 
Hoboken. 

GRACE CHURCH, ORANGE. 

THE REV. JAMES 8. BUSH, BECTOB. 

Knmber of families, 03 ; number of individuals, 405 ; baptisms ; adults 5, 
Infiuits 18, total 23; confirmed, 14; marriages, 2; burials, 10; communicants; 
•dded anew, 14, removed into the Parish, 25, removed from the Parish, 
6y died, 3, present number, 151 ; the Holy Communion is celebrated the first 
Simday in each month ; also on Christmas, Easter and Whitsunday ; catechists 
and Sonday school teachers, male 5, female 10, total 16 ; number of chUdren 
tniglit the catechism openly in the Church, 93 ; number of times, monthly, 
and cm the greater Festivals ; Parish library, 88 vols. ; Sunday school library, 

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140 vols.; Bible classcij, ono for boys, instructed by the Rector; oeidxitti* 
of Di vino Service, twico each LonVs day; once on all other Holydqi; 
throughout Lent six services in each week, with two each dayinPiMM 
Week. 

Offeriugs: Episcopal Fund, $1*6; Mi^nionii; Dometitic, $22, Foreign, tM; 
the poor, $112 3fi; Parish purposes, $2,090 95; Church purposes, not iiflb4 
ed in the above, $1,850 20; total, $8,700 51. 

The Parish has expended somewhat more than $1,200 the past year iai^ 
ccssary repairs and additions to the Church building ; also about thiee bn* 
dred dollars in payniont of sundry small and floating debts ; also the inlmA 
on a debt of $8,uoi >. ] n view of these obligations, tho Rector, by the adfioa d 
the Vestry, has not iusiisted upon the Offerings for Missions. The Chank 
being free, it was thought to he its first duty to sustain a free Gospel to Ai 
people within the Parish limits. The Rector laments the seeming neoeHitj 
which has thus confined the charities of his ])eop]e, but hopes they will ooi- 
tributo the coming year toward the nee<l8 of others greater than their on 
The regular Offerings in behalf of Dioces^an Missions will not be omitted k 
future. 

GRACE CHURCH, PLAINFIELD. 

TUE REV. WIX8L0W W. SEVER, RECTOR ELEOT. 

Number of families. 27; number of individuals, 118; baptisms; adnltil^ti* 
tal 8 ; confirmed, 8 ; burials, 2 ; communicants ; added anew, 8, removed tab 
the Parish, 12, died, 2; present number 44; the Holy Communion mluliifci 
monthly; catechist^ and Sunday school teachers, male 2, female 4^tOtilii 
catechumens, 80. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, Bishop's visit, $5; Domestic Missions, tUi 
Union County Bible Society, $18 20; the {>oor, Communion alms. $22 II; 
Parish purposes, $184 98; tutal, $241 r.4. 

The present Rector has been officiating in the Parish sinro January lait^tfA 
the statistics given above, with one or two exceptions, are from thatUmeoolj* 
During the past winter the Church has been newly carpeted, and plain wir 
dows of stained glass have been put in. A new Commuuion Tabic and Gm* 
munion Service have been procured. Further improvements will probeh^f 
be made during the next Conventional year. 

The past gives reasun for gratitude, and there seems good ground to hofl | 
for further growth in tho future. 1 

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ST. BARNABAS' CHURCH. NKWARK. 

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TUE REV. EDWARD SHIPPEN WAT^oX, M. A., DEACON ; MINISTER. 

Number of families 20; baptisms; infants 4; burials, 5; communicaatB, Mr ■ 
the Holy Communion, celebrated on the greater festivals, and monthly ifc* - 
a priest could be obtained; Sunday schools; teachers 3, scholars 20; oikr. 
bration of Divine si-rvice, Sundays, morning and afternoon ; greater ^^stitJ• 
and fasts, daily in Holy Week, and Tuesdays in Lent. 

Offerings : Episcopal Fund, $40. 



SI erery montii, bIi^o unnstman, tiiistcr, and W tiitBiinclBy ; catectuMa 
d>7 ichool trachcra, male S, femal? 6, total 10 ; number or children 
M cttechlim openly io tlir Churcb, about SO; Sunday arholara, not 
Id tbe fbi^oing, 30; tot^ Dumber of juung persona instructed, 80. 
ga: Protcslant Episcopal Misuonary Society, ^0; ConTention ex- 
IS 50; Sunday achools,t3& 24; thepoor,$40 02; total,tlS8 76. 

CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER. MOltUIMTOWN, 



ma; iolknts ij, total 8; eonfirmcd, 'i : inarria!;cn, '1; liuriala, li; com- 
b; added anew, 4, removed from the ParUli, '2, died. 3. prescot DDm- 
the Holy ComtonDion. felcliratcd on first Sunday iu every month, 
a, EaatLT, Trinity, and ^Miitsunday; catccliiate and Sunday school 
male 3, female 9, total 12; numbor of childreu tauirht the catechiaoi 
I the Church, 50; number of timen, once a monlh; Sunday school 
100 rols. ; cchbration of Divine si^vice, Snnilay^, r>^, Chriiitrnaa, Aah 
lay, and Good Friday ;othcr dayn 1:1, total OS. 

^: Episcopal Fund, t48; Uiasions; Diocesan, fiO, foreign, t^il 61; 
id Common Prayer Book Society — Americaa Bible bociety, i26; 
aetmol, $38 73 ^ the poor, (18 6"]; Punsh purposc^ ^iO: Church 
, not indadcd in the above, (3 31 ; total, ^1 S,') 32. 

THISTTY CHURCH, JERSEY CITV. 
Tnic uv. Bi»iET Tn«vis, ja., t. u., rictob. 
vof funiUcs, 9S; nnmber of individnsls. 390; baptisms; adults 7, 
», total 4B ; confinnod, 1st visitation (in St. Matlhowx) 10, 2d visila- 
, total 22; marriages, 8; burials, 21; communicants; added anew, 
Tad into the Parisli, 10, removed from the PariBh. 10, died, 0, present 
BO; tbe Holy Communion, on 'li Sunday in tlii' month, and on the 
bitiTftla: catwbisls and Sunday school teachers, male 7, female 13, 



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year past I have held serTicoB at this place in the afternoon. The tnutMi 
the pnblic Bchool offered me the school house for the Berrices of the dmch 
until we should be able to erect a House of Worship. There is an aTerigeii 
tendance of between fifty and H\xty porsons. There is a Snnday school d 
about the same number. 

When called to Trinity Parish, about a year since, I found it in a very whI 
and declining; condition. There had been a prejudice against it, arinii|pfr8i 
circumstances which transpired nearly four years since, and which sometiH 
after, was brought before the Convention of the Diocese. Although the lA 
ject was thoroughly explained to the Ck)nvention by one of the delegates froa 
the Parish, yet it has been difficult to disabuse the mind of the public of tb 
prejudice that had arisen. It is to be hoped, however, that we shtll HOi 
(;ome out entirely from under the cloud. Things arc looking more proipa 
ous. Nearly four hundred dollars of debt have been paid. The Vestry kf 
devised more liberally for the ensuing year than before, and measures are noiwbi 
ing taken towards the erection of a larger and more convenient Church edifiBi 
I hope that in my next report I shall be able to anounce that the walll « 
going up. The field here is a large one, and with the proper efforts a 1b| 
and important Parish may be established, ^iay the blessing of God bs vlil 
us. 

ST. BARNABAS' FREE MISSION, BURLINGTON. 

THE REV. WM. OBOSWELL I>OANE, PRIEST OF THE HMBIO^. 
THE REV. OEOROE SETSIOVR LEWIS, DEACON.* 

Number of families. 85 ; number of individuals, 440 ; baptisms, adutti t 
iufants49, total 71; confirmed, 51; marriages, 8; burials, 10; commnniOHli 
added anew, 38, removed into the Parish, 0. removed from the Parish, 8, disi 
6, present number, 102 ; the Holy Communion, celebrated every Lord's Ds 
and Holy day, and in the Octaves ; daily Parish schools, 2, partly ptid, h 
free to all who cannot pay ; teachers' names, Cornelia Vansciver, L Fo 
gus, E. Van Wagner, and I. Force ; scholars, male 50, female 03, total 113 
number of children taught the catechism opcnl}' in the Church, 120; nnmbi 
of times, three times every week; Sunday school library, 300 vols.; BSb 
classes, 3 ; celebration of Divine service, Suiulays, four times. Litany * 
Holy Communion. Morning Prayer (with a sermon at cacli) the 2d Evening Sfl 
vice with catechizing, Evening Prayer with a soniion ; Holy da^'s, Monii| 
and Evening Prayer, and the Holy Communion with a sermon; other diji 
Daily Morning and Evening Prayer, witli a ^•c^nlon on "Wednesday and Fiiili| 
in Advent and Lent; total, 1)25. 

Ofierings: Parochial rcIiooIs. §:t«H); the poor. ^lYl ; Parish puipoKi 
1351 63; CImrrh purposes, not included in the above, *140 W): tottl 
^9C3 54. 

Tlie Mission growe and i)rosperri. Tlier«.' have been marked gatas ii • 
number of families, of adult baptisms, of attendants Iwth at the daily and th 
Lord's Day services, of children in the daily schools ; and in the amount oft* 
alms. The Free Church system is slowly asserting its power ; and the p** 



• Romovrd, in May, to the Diorosc of Delaware. 



ok Mked to pfty, that they might hear the Woigl of Life, are beginning 
f beeaose they hare heard It; and know the blessing and the privilege, 
■M they khow the motive and the object— of ^vlng. 
■y very great personal regret, and to the great regret of the people, 
If. Mr. Lewis, who, from the founding of the Mission, as organist, and 
kia ordination, as deacon, has rendered most, faithful and acceptable ser- 
)the Mission gratuitously, has removed to another Diocese. My faithful 
rtgo with him. 

ST. LUKFS FREE CHURCH, PIIILLn^SBURGH 

THE REV. r. L. JAQUE8, MISSIONARY. 

iber of families, 18; number of individuals, 80; baptisms, adults 1, in- 
, total 2 ; confirmed, 3 ; marriages, 1 ; burials, 1 ; communicants ; added 
2, removed from the Parish, 6, removed into the Parish, 6, died 1, 
t immber, 30 ; the Holy Communion, celebrated on the first Sunday 
month and on the greater festivals ; catechists and Sunday school 
n, male 2, female 2, total 4 ; Sunday scholars, 69 ; Sunday school li- 
•6 vols. ; celebration of Divine service, Sundaj's, once every Sunday 
fx the year, and from October to March twice ovory Sunday, and on 
DiBday. 

ringa: Episcopal Fund, $7 50; Diocesan Missions, $5 12; Sunday 
, $6 33; Convention assessment, ^2; Parish purposes. $834 35 ; total, 
Ml 

have still neither Church nor Cliapel, and without that necessary pro- 
hot little can be done towards building up the Church in our midst. 

GRACE CHURCH, PEMBERTON. 

TlIK RKV. WELLINGTON FOnCLrt, MISSIONARY. 

iber of families, 20 ; number of individuals, 94 ; baptisms, adults 6, in- 
8, total 9; confirmed, 9; marriages, 2; burials, 6; communicants; 
mew, 9, present number, 35 ; the Holy Communion, celebrated on the 
mday in each month ; catechists and Sunday school teachers, male 1, 
6, total 7 ; catechumens, 50 ; number of children taught the catechism 
• in the Church, 30; number of times, monthly ; Sunday school library, 
tls. ; celebration of Divine service, Sundays, every morning and evening, 
ly days, and daily Morning Praj'cr. 
rings: Episcopal Fund, $10. 

Jie Olden missionary, I have held a siTvice every Sundoy afternoon dur- 
le Conventional year at Medford. We have organized a Parish under 
me of St. Peter's Church, Medford. and have gathered a Sunday school, 
ting of 5 teachers and 30 scholars. Benjamin Shreoves (a member of 
odety of Friends) has presented the Parish with a deed for a lot, on 
fit is proposed to erect a Chapel, and between three and four hundred 
V have been subscribed for that purpose. 
>Te also held service twenty times at four other adjacent places. 



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CHVST CHURCH, BLOOlfFIBLD. 

THE aSV. HENRY HAK8H, RICTOE ELICT. 

Baptisms, infants 8 ; confirmed, 13 ; marriages, 1 ; burials, 6 ; a 
cants ; added anew, 13, removed into the Parish, 2, removed firom the 
20, died, 2, present number, 46 ; the Holy Communion, celebrated on 
Sunday of each month ; ratechists and Sunday school teachers, male 8 
C, total 9; Parish library, 61 vols.; Sunday school library, 87 vols, 
classes, 2 ; celebration of Divine service, Sundays, twice, Ash Wed 
and Friday8 in Lent 

The past year has been an uncommonly gloomy one for this new 
This is a manufacturing district, and business has been extremely did! 
has obliged many to remove to obtain employment elsewhere. Our i 
been greatly retarded. Almost all efforts to build a Church edifioi 
until this Spring. Now affairs begin to wear a more cheering aspect 
of our friends, belonging to other Parishes, have recently become mac' 
ested in our work, and have contributed freely ; so that we do hope U 
to build this summer. Wo expect several important accessions to om 
this summer, from the city. Bloomfield is a beautiful and healthfiil 
and being so near Newark and New York, it must soon become modi 
and a more favorable field for our Church. We shall still hope, •& 
and pray. But tee need encouragcmeiU, and further aid to build. The 
upper room, in which wc now worsliip, is extremely inconvenient 
seemly. This is a p^cat hindrance. 

TRINITY CHURCH, TRENTON. 

TUK REV. NORMAN W. CA^P, D. r>., RECTOR ELECT. 

Number of families, 50; number of individuals, 192; baptisms, i 
infant43 2C, total 80; confirmed, 33; burials;, 3; communicants 
anew 40, removed into the Parish, 4, removed from the Parish, 4, 
present number, 75 ; the Holy Communion, celebrated on the 2d Si 
each mont.i and on the greater fcstivah ; catecliists and Sunday scho 
ers, male 3, female 9, total ] 2 ; catocliumens, 85 ; number of childrez 
the catechism openly in the Clmrcli, about 00; number of times, regulai 
Lord's "Day ; Parish and Sunday school library, 207 vols. ; Bible cl 
celebration of Divine scrviro. Sundays, twice. Holy daj's, once, and 
day nights. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, $20; Domostic Missions, (to a missioi 
tion in Michigan) $42 50; the poor, $8 50 ; Parish purposes, $1,000; 
purposes, not included in the above?, $5 ; penn}' collei'tions by S. S., 
purposes, $10 25; total $1,085 2:*. 

I took charge of Trinity Church, Dec. 25, 1859. Rev. Mr. Goodwi 
October, 1859, for California. In March last l>ought a lot for 
70x150 feet co^t $3,500. 

Have contracted for a stone Churcli, 41x90 feet> first pointed Got 
be commenced the first week in June, 1860, and finished in about /ow 



ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, WEST HOBOKEN, 

TBS REV. O. lURRIMAN, JR., RKCTOR. 

of families, 17; number of individualB, 75; baptisms; adults, 8, in- 
)ta]. 11 ; confirmed, 11 ; marriages, 1 ; burials, 2; communicants; 
r, 7. removed into the Parish, 9, removed from the Parish, 8, died, 
imnber, SO ; the Holy Communion, celebrated monthly ; cat^hists 
r acfaool teachers, male 1, female 3, total 4; catechumens, about 12 ; 
shildren taught the catechism openly in the Church, from 5 to 10 ; 
times ; monthly ; Sunday school library, 60 vols. ; celebration of 
ioe, once every Sunday, and on some other principal Holy days. 
: Travelling expenses ofthe Bishop, $5; Episcopal Fund, |4 ; Fund 
d infirm clergymen, $1 ; Parish purposes, |200 17 ; total, $210 17. 
rdi, although only admitted to Convention last year, has been in 
Jider numerous administrations, and with varying fortunes) about 
m. It finally, about three years ago, seemed to expire, and no 
re held for a very considerable i>oriud. The Church edifice, which 
is singularly tasteful and appropriate, was going rapidly to decay ; 
I were almost hopelessly scattered ; there had been no election of 
oers for two years. About eighteen months ago, through the ef- 
iw individuals, the building was repaired and re-opened for Divice 
new vestry elected the Easter following — deputies to the Conven- 
ited ; and services have been regularly continued since that time, 
gallon, although still comparatively small and feeble, has been stead- 
ng, and the hope and prospect now are, that it will be permanently 

CHRIST CHURCH, BERGEN. 

THE BKV. ORLANDO nARRIM.\X, JR., RECTOR. 

of families, 20; number of. individuals, 90; baptisms; adults, 1, in- 
4>tal, 6 ; confirmed, 10 ; marriages, 2 ; burials, 1 ; communicants ; 
iw, 10, removed into the Parish, 20, removed from the Parish, 5, 
resent number, 24 ; the Holy Communion, celebrated monthly ; 
and Sunday school teachers, male 4, female rt, total, 10 ; catechu- 
tt 50 ; number of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, 
number of times, monthly; Sunday school library, 164 vols. ; cele- 
Ditrine service, every Sunday once, and on some of the other prin- 
r days. 

b: Episcopal Fund, $9; visitation of thn Bishop, $5; Fund for aged 
clerg3rmen, $1 ; Parish purposes, §400 ; Church purposes, not in- 
Jie above, $290; total, $845. 

rish has been in existence about a year, and at the time of its or- 
was the only Episcopal Church in I^rgen Township. Services 
a few months previous to its incorporation, and the numbers at first 
I small. It has gradually increased to its present size, and gives 
>f still further growth. Some measures have been taken towards the 
snt of a dte for building, and the erection of a Church edifice, which, 
1, win before long assume a definite and Bubstantial form. The 8er< 



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Tices are held at pretiont in a convenient school room, wluch hat been fitted 
up, at a considerable expense, out of the Sunday offerings, in a snitabia ud 
church-like manner. This will account for the circumstance, that the ammBt 
raised by the Church appears in the above rei>ort to have been mostly et 
pended for Parish purposeu. 

TRINITY CHURCH, RED BANK. 

TIIK RKV. WM. NICHOLS DUNN ELL, RECTOR. 

Number of families, 70 ; number of individuals, 248; baptisms; adnlti^l^ 
infants, 27, total 32; confirmed, 21, 13 of whom were over 45 years of i|i; 
marriages, 1; burials, 5; communicants; added anew, 16, removed iili 
the Parish, 4, died, 1, present immber, 102 ; the Holy Commnnion, celebnlri 
first Sunday of each month, and on all the greater Festivals; catechiflisad 
Sunday school teachers, male 3, female 7, total 10 ; number of children tiqghl 
the catechism o|>cnly in the Church, 88 ; number of times, once a month; told 
number of young persons instructed, 111; F^arish library, just arranging; Soi' 
day school library, 150 vols.; Bible class, one female class of 23 scholin; 
celebration of Divine service; Simdays, twice at Red Bank, onceat ICddk- 
town ; Holy days, once. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, it^o; Diocesan Missions, $21 08; Fond fv 
aged and infirm clergymen, 87 ; Bible and Common Prayer Book Socifl^, 
93 50 ; Parish purpose^ $273 ; Church ])ur|>03es, not included in the ibon 
alterations and rei>air8, $1,030; Sunday school, and poor of the ftfU^ 
$178 50 ; total, $2,438 08. 

Since last Convention, the Church edifice has been enlarged and repiinl 
and beautified, and a further enlargement is contemplated. A schod hoM 
capable of holding one hundred scholars and teachers is nearly completed. A 
Parish school will be opened on the 1st of September. 

A valuable lot of land has been presented to the Parish, on condition iW 
the Vestry erect a Parsonage upon it The conditions have been met, and • 
very commodious Rectory will be finished by the middle of July. Thelotii 
the gift of Garrett Morford, Esq. The lot and Rectory will be worth $S,00& 

The Parish is a new one, not j'et two years old. Judging from the pi* 
year's fruits, it is not too much to say , that before another year shall Imh 
passed, tlie Church building will be enlarged to twice its present capacity. Oi 
the let of April, 1860, I opened the Church at Middletown for ar^ular Allff* 
noon Service, and have organized a Sunday school there, with very enoonnf' 
ing results. The ParL*li ha-s given bonds for the payment of the interest of 
$500 to the fund for Bisliop's salary*. 

TRINITY CHURCH. HIGHTSTOWN. 

THE REV. EI>WI». A. FOOGO, RECTOR. 

My ofticial acts in this Parish have been included in the Report from Chri* 
Church, AUento^Ti. 

We have been disai>pointed ^\'itll regard to the erection of a Church bniUbf 
this season. Great interest continues in the services which are held there Oi 
crery alternate Sunday, and the attendance is still remarkably good. 



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UBCH OF THE HOLY COMMUNION, SOUTH ORANGE. 

IBB KEY. J. W. SHACKELFORD, MIXISTEK IN CHAROE. 

m, adultA 1, infants 8, total 0; confirmed, 2; communicants, about 

ireh of the Holy Ck}mmanion, though an organized congregation, is 
bout a church edifice, the Methodist meeting-hooso being hired for 
rrioe on Sanday, which is regularly held. It is hoped that the cor- 
)f the Church building, which it is proposed to erect, will be laid 
' present summer. The prospects of the mission are most eiicour- 
jiere is a constantly increasing interest in the services of the Church, 
the Parish feels itself strung enough to maintain a Rector, there is 
on to believe that it will rapidly grow into a position of strength 
ice. 

ST. PETER'S CHURCH, RANCOOAS. 

THE R£V. <iEORGE V, 8CHETKY, U. D., RECTOR IN CHAROE. 
HEXRY PALETnORr HAT, D. A., LAT READER. 

of liuniUcs, 20; number of individuals, 100; baptisms; adults 14, 
total 42 ; confirmed, 1 1 ; communicants, 25 ; the Holy Communion 
on first Sunday of every month and on greater festivals ; catechists 
%j school teachers, male 2, female 4, total 6 ; number of children 
I catechism openly in the Church, 30 ; number of times, 7 ; Sunday 
lot included in tlie foregoing, 24 ; total number of young persons in- 
»4 ; Sunday school library, 60 ; celebration of Divine service, Sun- 
floly days, 4, other days, 8, total, 92. 

•s: Domestic Missions, $3 91 ; Fund for aged and infirm clergymen, 
Bible and Common Prayer liook Society, $2 50 ; Parixh purposes, 
total, $184 39. 

account of the origin and continuancf uf the services in this Parish 
e inappropriate, at the time of iU admission into union with the Con- 
this Diocese. As far as I can ascertain, there had been but two or 
pch services held in the village of Rancocas prior to August 28, 1859, 
Snndm}* after Trinity*, when, acting with the consent of the Ecclesi- 
tfaority of the Diocese, I conmienced holding service as Lay -reader, 
U, which was, and is still, kindly loaned to ns by Mr. John E. 
Since then, service Ims been held two or three times nvery Sunday, 
onally on Holy and other days, as opportunity would permit The 
•ntinucd under your si>ecial charge and supervision until December 
you were pleased to appoint the Reverend George P. Schetky, B. D., 
St Andrew's Parish, Mount Holly, as Rector in charge. Since 
e he has visited tlie Chapel at least once a month, and has baptized 
B and ten children and infants ; which, with five adults and eighteen 
nd infants, baptized by yourself at two of 3'our visitations, make 
dolts and twenty-eight children and infants — in all, forty-two, who 
ived the Sacnment of Holy. Baptism since the commencement of ser- 
leren hayo received at your hands the renewing grace of the Hoi}' 

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Spirit in Confirmation. We have, on variouB ocoaaions, been favored with 
viaitfl from clergymen from this and other Dioceses. The Holy CommiinUni 
was administered, for the first time in the place, on tlie 21st Sunday afler 
Trinity, by the Rev. P Browne Morrison, B. D., of Ilackcttstown, since whieh 
time we have been enabled to have it once a month. On three several ocsca- 
rions, when we were unable to obtain the assistance of the neighboring clergy, 
the Rev. Drs. S. R. Johnson and Mahan, of the General Theological Seminary, 
and Rev. C. F. Hoffman came on from New York. The Church Sunday school 
was opened on Sunday, October 23, with twelve scholars and two teachers. 
It now numbers fifty-four scholars, with six teachers. The school is catechis- 
ed openly before the congregation at least once in every month. The coDgre- 
gation was regularly organized as a Free Church Parish, on Easter Monday, by 
the election of vestr3rmen and wardens, and taking the necessary steps fur in- 
corporation, which has since been accomplished. The persons composing the 
regular congregation seem to take an unusual interest in all the eervicesw But 
we borcly need a building of our own, which might bo dedicated exclusively 
to the worship of Almighty God. There appears also room for a Parish school, 
and were there one established, T should have no doubts of its success. 

TRINITY CHURCH, MOUNT HOLLY. 

THS RKV. DE WITT C. BYLLESBV, RECTOB. 

Buptisiuci; adults, 17, infants, 12, total, 29; confirmed, '6A; marriages, 1; 
burials, 1 ; communicants, added anew, 32, removed into the Parish, 8, remov- 
ed from the Parish, 1, died, 1, present number, 67 ; the Holy Communion ad* 
ministered 12 times in public, and 9 times in private; Sunday schools, S, 
teachers, 15, schulars, 145; Bible classes, 2, members, 60; taught by the Rec- 
tor; celebration of Divine service, Sundays, 97, other days, 65, total, 162. 

Offerings : Towards the Bishop's support, $200 ; Contributed by the Sun- 
day .schoold, (of wliich ^53 23 were an Easter offering for Foreign Missions,) 
$82 50 ; Episcopal Missionary Association for the West, $82 ; Church^md 
Parisli purpotws, $0,800; total, $7,100. 

Trinity Parish was organized on the 28th of May, 1859, with 34 communi- 
cants. Services wore first luOd on Sunday, July 3d, in the Couuty Court 
House, which had been granted for that, purpose, and thereafter regularly 
maintained by clergymen from tlio vicinity of Philadelphia, until the present 
Rector took charge, Oct. 8tli. The corner stone was laid on Monday, July 18, 
and the Church consecrated on the 15th of March last.. We now possess a 
beautiful and commodious edifice; completely furnished in every respect; ca- 
pable of seating 450 persons, and erected at a cost of about $12,000. By the 
blesfing of God, the Parish may be reported as j»ro*porous in every rosi>ect. 

ST. LUKE'S CHURCH. WEST BLOOMFIELD. 

THE REV. IIKNBT MARSH, RECTOR ELECT. 
HIE REV. GEORGE B. D.VVIS, ASSISTANT MIMhTLR. 

Number of families, 12; baptisms; adults. 3, infants, 2, total, 5; confirmed. 
; present number of communicants, 22 ; the Holy Commimion celebrated, on 
the 2d Sunday of each month ; catedusts and Sunday school teachers, male 



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S, ftomle 4, total, 7 ; number of children taught the CAtechism openly in the 
Chnreh, 86 ; SoncUty scholars, not included in the foregoing, 7 ; total number 
of yoiug persons instructed, 43; Sunday school library, 100 toU. ; celebration 
of Divine serrice, SundayH, twice, and Good Frida}*. 

This Parish was duly incorporated, and regularly organized on Monday iu 
Easter Week, 1860. The Church building had been unoccupied for several 
years, and had become very much impaired. Since August, 1859, 1 have held 
one service in the afternoon of every Sunday, still continuing to hold scrvico 
twice every Sunday in my own parish. Tlic Church has been repaired and 
furnished, and a minister in Deacons' Orders has recently been called, who 
will make West Bloomfield his field of labor, with my assistance, until such 
time aa ho shall be admitted to Priests' Orders, and be elected Rector of the 
Parish. The Parish is yet very weak ; but the prospects arc highly encour- 
aging. 

Tlie plan of uniting this Parish and the Parish of Christ Church, Bloom - 
field, so as to make but one congregation, is utterly impracticable, because of 
the distance between the two villages. 

TRDIITY CHURCH, ELIZABETH. 

THE aav. DANIEL F. WARRE.V, RECTOR. 

Xumber of families, 30; number of individuals, 150; baptisms; infant?, 2; 
confirmed, 10; burials, 2; communicants, 40; the Holy Communion celobra 
ted, on first Sunday in each month ; catecliists and Sunday school teacher 
male 4, female 7, total 11 ; number of chiliiri'n taught the catechism openly 
in the Church, 85 ; Bible classes, 1 ; celebration of Divine service, Sundays, 
morning and night 

Offerings: Fund for aged and infirm clergymen, $5 ; the poor, $15 ; Parish 
purposes, $3,560 ; Church purposes not included in the above, $850; total, 
♦4,480. 

This report must of necessity bo a meagre one, from the fact that the Parish 
baa but just entered upon its working history. 

During the summer and winter, the services were held in the Court House, 
and the Rector entered upon his duties on the first of November last. 

On Easter Sunday, wc occupied, for the first time, our new Church edifice. 

ST. STEPHEN'S TEMPORARY CHAPEL, FLORENCE. 

THOMAS NEILSON, LAY READER. 

Number of families, 15; number of individuals, 80; baptisms; adults. ::, in- 
fanta, 23, total, 26; confirmed, 4 ; communicants removed from the Parish, G, 
present number, 10; the Holy Communion celebrated, October 16, Advent 
Sunday, Christmas, March 11, and Easter Day; catechists and Sunday scrhool 
teachers, male 4, female 4, total, 8 ; numi)er of children taught the catechism 
openly in the Church, 60; number of times, 6; Sunday scholars, not included 
in the foregoing, 40; total number of young persons instructed, 100 ; Sunday 
ecbool library, 246 vols. ; Bible classes, 2 ; celebration of Divine service, Sun 
dmys, mornings and occasionally in the afternoons. Passion Week and Good 
Friday morning and evening, Fridays, and Thanksgiving day ; total C2. 



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Offei'ingk: The poor and Pai'lsh purposes, offertory, ^i 8d. 

On the 10th of August the Parish was duly organized, according to theie- 
(|uiremeot of the Act of February lY. 1829, a copy of which was sent to the 
Standing Committee in Scplembor. 

On the 10th of December was commenced, on a beautiful lot, tho gift of 
James S. Spencer, E8<i., tlie building of the temporai'y chapel, in whidive 
have worshipped since Quinquagesima Sunday', Feb. 19. The building is 86 
by IS feet, with a vestibule 6 by 10 feet; it is of wood, resting on a brick 
wall ; the roof is of slate ; the architecture is of the pure Gothic ; it is betoti' 
fully furnished with every necessary article of church furniture, the gifti <rf 
the ladies connected direct!}' and indirectly with the Parish ; it seats 120pff- 
sons, and, with furniture, is valued at $2,0lM). t^ittiiigH free. 

The Sunday school was organized on the 1 Ith of Au-rusl, with 2*2 scholin> 
and steadily increased till it number'^ now loo. 

There have been no collections made, tlu* condition of the largest portion of 
the congregation, the youthfulness of the Parish, and other causes, rendered it 
the wiser plan to pass them. But tho next report, I trust, will showthtt wft 
have done our part, however humble. The expenses of the Parish have beca 
met by private subscriptions, and f 17:5 75 have bc^n thus far expended frotn 
this source. And i^'ii have been subscribed in the same way to the Sund»y 
>«chool, for its library, <tc. A large donation of books was receiv»'d from kiB" 
friends in Burlington and New York. 

From July to December, the Parish was regularly supplied, with a clergy 
man from Burlington, since when, the gi-eater part of the services have be«* 
performed by the Lay -reader a])pointed bj' you in the latter named montb. 

1 should have before observed, that Charles Macalester, Es<i., of Philid^' 
phia, has presented a lot of equal size, making 100 feet front by 2t2 feet de^J 
in all, for the purpose of erecting thereon a Church, when the necessities ^ 
the Parish warrant, Tlic present building will then be us^ed for a Pari ^ 
>«eliool, At. The debt on tin* Clinpel, ftr»Oo. it U conlidentl}' expected will ^ 
liquidated in a short time. 

I have to acknowledge, with many thankt*. the great obligations that we**' 
under to the Rev. Professor Hyde and the Kev. Mr. "NVells, of Burlington, ^ 
their kindness. Tlie Rev. Robert G. Chase. «.f St. Matthias', Philadelpl"*^ 
has .lUo plae<Ml u^ under obligations to him. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, PASSAIC. 

TJIK REV. SAMUEL CLEMENTS. MISMONAKV. 

During the tirst part of the Conventional year 1 was absent from the cc> "*- 
try. I returned in the month of October, and on the last Sunday in Xov*^ 
ber I took charge of St. John's Church, Pa>siuc. which was organized al>*^ 
that time through the eftbrts of the Rev. H. B. Slierman. This Parish is ^ 
quite small, but there is a fair prospect of steady (though not rapid) gro^?" 
The few families who form the congregation have shewn most commenc 
zeal in the interests of the Church. A comfortable hall has been rented, 
suitably fitted up. An organ, costing ^450, has been purchased and paid ^ 
The other expenses of the Parish have been met, and the following chnritf*- ■ 



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made^ yiz : for the Sunday school, $14 ; for Foreign Missions, $1S : 
ie Missions, (per Episcopal Missionary Association for the West,) 
opeean Missions, (por Episcopal Mifisioiiary Society in New Jersey,) 
tal, $54 08. 
it has been baptised ; and there are now in the Parish 1 1 ooinmu- 

Geiyed a call to another field of labor, and i>robubly will k>avc the 
New Jersey, not, however, without luuch regret. 

Pass.vic, May 20, 1860. 

on to the report of Rev. Samuel Clements, respecting St. John's 
asaic, there has, since he leit us, been purchased a lot, as a Church 
DO, payable in 90 days, and the usual 10 per cent, has been paid on 

B. AYORIGG, Warden. 



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IISSIONAEY AND OTHER EEPOKTS. 



CHRIST CHURCH, WOODBURY. 

THE BKV. WM. DERBEBT NORRIS, MI88IOXARV. 

Number of individaals. about 60; baptisms; adoltd, 2, inDuita, 1, toUl,S; 
confinnod, 3 ; marriages. 3; communicants; added anew, 3, removed from the 
Parish, 9, removed into the Parish, 7, present number, 33 ; the Holy Comfflfl- 
nlon, celebrated every Sunday, at Morning Service, Christmas and Asceuki 
Day; catcchists and Sunday- school teachers, male 1, female 4, total 6; Su- 
da^' scholars, 24 ; celebration of Divine service, once every Sunday, Chriit- 
mas, Ascension, once every week day except Monday from Ash Wednesdiqr 
till near Advent^ and Thanksgiving day. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, $19 CU; Episcopal visitation. $5; Dioccflu 
Missions. 810; Parish purposes, $181 44; total, 8216 IS. 

CALVARY CHURCH, SUMMIT. 

TDE REV. B. BILET, MISSION ABY. 

Number of families, about 26 ; number of individuals, about 150 ; biptinu; 
adults, 1, infants, 25, total 26; confirmed, 7; burials, 5; commnnicuts; 
added anew, 7, removed into the Parish, 16, removed from the Parish, 6, died. 
1 , present niunber, 28 ; the Holy Communion, celebrated generally on all the 
festivals and on the first Sunday in every month ; catechista and SondftJ 
school teachers, male 3, female 8, total 1 1 ; Sunday scholars, not indoded Ib 
the foregoing, 70; Sunday school library, 150 vols.; otlier schools, SaiBDi^ 
Seminary, and Summit Female Ini^titutc ; celebration of Divine service, So* 
days, morning and afternoon throughout the year, Holy days occasionillfi 
and generally on Saturday preceding administering Holy Communion. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, $6; Diocesan Missions, 83 31; Fund foraged 
and infirm clergymen, §7 HI ; Bible and Common Prayer Book Society. $6 Wj 
Sunday schools, $20 45; the poor, 818 07; Church at Hackettstown, N. Ji 
810; Church purposes, not included in the above, 852 05; total, 81:3 41 

The undersigned entered upon his duties as Missionary at Summit, Unio" 
County, N. J., in July, 1859, being the 4th Sunday ofter Trinity. The build- 
ing in which the congregation worsliip has been consecrated ; but a FV' 
ish has not yet been organized. It is purposed, D. V., in the course of th* 
ensuing summer, to elect wardens and vestrymen, and apply next y««r for ad- 
mission into Union with the Convention. 

ST. JOHN'S MISSION, BOONTOX. 

TUB BEV. FRANCIS D. CANFIELD, MISSIONABY. 

Number of familiot*. 30 [6] ; number of individuals, 160 [30]; bapti«n*i 
adults 2 [1], infants 14 [4], total 16 [5] ; confirmed, 5 ; marriages, [1]; buri- 
als, 8 ; communicants ; added anew, 4, removed into the Parish 1 [1], diw 
1, present number, 16 [9]; the Holy Comnmnion, celebrated on the fii«^ 
Sunday in each month, and on the great erFesti vols when they fall upon Sunday 



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Km the second Sunday in every montli] ; catechists and Sunday school 
efaers ; male 8, female 6, total 8 ; nnmber of children tanght the catechism 
aly in the Church, all able to learn the catechism ; number of times, once 
lODth; total nnmber of young ]>er8on8 instructed 60 [15]; Sunday school 
try. 150 vols. [80] ; celebration of Divine Service, Sundays 108 [41], Holy 
m. 17 [1], other days, 2», total, 143 [42], total number of times, 185. 
tfnrings: Diocesan Misiiions, $6 42 [f2 58]; Parish purposes, $127 78 
)]; Chureh purposes, not included in the above, $5 26*, ^20f, $5^, $30 26 
|«; total, $164 46 [$48 58J. 

Iw StaUstics in [ ], are those of the Rockaway Mlssiou. 
loonton Mission has, during this year, been organized r!» a Parish, under 
title of St. John's. The growth is slow, but steady and sure. There is a 
f itrong desire among th<* people to have a Church building. They have 
Kribed fifteen hundred dollars for tiiis purpose ; with what the Missionary 
ruse, we shall probably have a small cliuroli completed by Christmas next. 
kt Boekaway, the affairs of the Church are in a more prosperous condition 
B they have been for the last lialf year. Tliu attendance is small — from 
nty to thirty — at present, but this number is increasing. The subscrip- 
u ind offertory during past year have amounted to about filly dollars. 
unthe offertory is not otherwise dosignated, it goes to defray the Mission 
f npenses in holding service. 

THE REV. ELVIX K. SMITH'S REPORT. 

DnriDg the past year, I have been in the constant performance of my duties 
iPrindpal, Chaplain, and Head of the Family at St. Mary's Hall; frerjuentiv 
■dig Prayers and preaching in St^ Mary'.s Church. Burlington, and else- 
Imr. I have baptized one adult and four children — five in all ; have prc- 
■tid to the Bishop twenty-nine candidates for confirmation, and have per- 
fned (seven times) the sen-ices fur tin; burial of tlie dead. T havo niMo been 
Mlnstnictor in Dogmatic Theology tit Burlin^on Colh'ge. 

THE REV. JOSEPH S. S.VUXDERS', REPORT. 

I>nriDg the i>a8t year, I liave offirintod in Grace Church, Newark, as asaist- 
Btniuster; performing such Parochial services an. were committed tome 
y tlie Rector. I have solemnized 1 marriage ; baptized (in jirivate) two 
Uldreo; buried five i)ersons ; preached and lei-tured 90 times; made 1,640 
■oehiil visito ; I have had cliarge of two Bible e1a^scs, and have assisted in 
fcl tuition of the parochial schools. On the Advent Emb<T Sunday. th«» 
fabop tddmitted me to the Sacred Order of Priesthood. 

THE REV. S. C. STRATTON'S REPORT. 

Irving the past year I have officiated on 56 different oceasioub. i have 
^iMdied 26 sermons; performed the service VJ times, and assisted in its per- 
^*Btiioe 16 times, in varioa*( churches; administered the Holy Communion .*? 
^; is^stcd in its administration, 9 times; baptized 1 infant; celebrated 
1 Btrritce; made 2 visits to the ^ick ; attended 2 fnnvrnls; made 2 addresses 



* Par tiw Sundsy bchool LXbnry. 

^IWChrlftBisOUta. 

« For SL JamM' Church, Hickettstowu. 



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to Sunday school:) ; and participated, on one occasion, as a Plresbyti 
imposition of handt^ in tho ordination of one candidate for Priest's) 

THE REV. CITAULES S. LITTLE'S REPORT. 

In (conformity to tlic Canons of tlic Cliurch, I submit the followioj 
I have celebrated Divine Service and preached, twice, almost ever 
during 'Jic year, and sometimes three times ; administered Iloly Bi 
fifteen persons, one adult; administered the Holy Communion nineUj 
in private; assi>«te(1 in it^ celebration twice; celebrated two marriage 
one j>erson. 

THE REV. ASA S. COLTOxN'S REPORT. 
During tiie past Conventional year, I liave iKirformed service and 
24 times in the Diocese — chiefly in Trinity Church, Princeton — dario 
cancy in the Rectorship last fall ; and I assisted in service on other ( 
I have administered the Communion on four occasions ; performed 
riage service twici* ; and officiateil three times at funerals. 

THE REV. ADOLI'H FROSTS REPORT. 
(4ULII:LM0 HENRICO ODENIIEBIEK, 

Ula EPISCOPO IN DIOOESI NOVO C^SARE^., IN CIVITll 

AMiRfOJt I'Nrris : 
GRATIAM, MISERICOia)IAM ET PACEM, 

A DEO PATRE. PER I>O.MINUM NOSTRUM JESUM CHRISTUM, MITTIT J 
FROST, UNUS £ PRESBYTERIS TUI8. AB ORIS PATRIJB SUil 
ORIENTEM VERSUS SIT.E, ET AB URBE VETUSTISSIMA 
IlEILBRONN, IN REGNO WURTTEHBERG. 



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Skcixpum orJinom in Ecclesii Christi per totum orbera torraru 
observandum, hns litoras tibi traiismisi, ut ex illis discai$, me, D. A 
longinquc d finibus Diocescos tun) naturalibus remotum,— ^nan 
licuerit, nonnitfi pro Ecclesia Christi laborarc. 

Quoniara Domino plaouit, to post tot tfintosq, labores ad summui 
in Ecclosia adinini:f>trnnd:L, — ad tlironum episcopalem vocarc, ox f 
gratulor, ct, ]>ror»us porsuasiirn habon«, to jam dudnm optimc cog 
cognoscoro juguni eimul cum dignilatc ot nnctoritale humoris epinco 
turn — viribuj* cujuslibft pa^no gravins — prucct* pro \v quotidic fidolitc 
Hie, qui to ad lioc otHcium vocavit, ouui Soncto Spiritu suo inagis n 
assintnt in omni oxitu tuo ct introitu, toque post hanc vitam die Resi 
Ruprenio cum verbis SSti. Evaiigolii : ** Kv, iov\t uyaOl tal jrijt', h\ 6\i 
iirl voWdy et Karainobi^ tUiKf^t lii rhv Xfip^" tov Kvpioo cov" — rocepturum 

In dioni orans, ut Pastur Bonus non modo illam partem G regis sue 
tibi cominiHsam protogai, sod ctiam univorsuni genus humanum — 
rcdemtum ad illam conducat, et to, tnamque Familiam, Frutornitate 
ct amicos tidelo.s — piout Unum in ( •hristo— (»ptime ealufans, tibi v 
Domino ! Amou. 

Heilbronn, «d ripaui Ncckar, in regno Wurttemb^rg. 

Die xxTii ArniLw, A. D. MDCCCLX. 



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THE REV. ROBERT B. CROES* REPORT. 

Although I am not canonically connected with the Diocese of New Jersey, 
un t rerident of this State, and feel it to bo my duty, while here, to officiate 
often as circumstances permit. In tlic month of May, 1 868, 1 reported to 
ihop Doane, as appears from the Journal, the services that I had held for 
etwo years previous to that date. Since that date, I have officiated in St 
nei^ Church, Piscataway, (a vacant station) on seventeen Sundays and on 
irifbnas night The services were* usually celebrated in the afternoon ; but 
. two occasions I officiated twice. Had not the rain prevented me, I should 
.Te opened the church four times in addition. On eight Sunda3's I have as- 
iled dei;g3inen of the Diocese, who were cither infirm or absent from their 
nahes on duty. On one Sunday I officiated in St. John's Church, Somer- 
De, when it was vacant ; on one, at Middlctown Point, a vacant parish, and 
le, It Plainfield, likewise vacant. Total, 35 services. 

THE REV. THOMAS J. TAYLOR'S REPORT. 

Since my report to the Convention of 1859, I have, up to the first day of 
prilla&t, celebrated Divine service, 114 times; assisted in Divine service, 44 
DMs; lectured on week nights, 40 times; preached, 77 times ; assisted in the 
ioBiiufltration of the Holy Communion, 5 times ; baptized, 1 adult, 8 infants, 
M, 4 ; and attended 4 funerals. 

The above services were performed chiefly in St. John's Church, Camden, 
»d St Pcter^s Church, Freehold. On the first day of April, 1860, I entered 
poD ny duties as Rector elect of St. Peter s Churcli, Freehold. For a report 
fny services there, I respectfully refer you to the report of that Parish. 

THE UEV. W. R. EARLE'S REPORT. 

Doriog the past year, I have continued to assist the Rector of Christ Church, 
Uabeth, In Uie daily services of the Church ; besides holding a service on 
Itenate Sundays at the Poor House of Elizabeth, and occasionally assisting 
w neifrhboring Clergy. Special services; bapti-ims, infants, 4, and 1 burial. 

THE REV. JOHN LEIGilTON McJCIMS REPORT. 

Sinee my removal to this Diocese, in September last, I liave been engaged as 
fliiUnt to the Rector of tlio Hou&c of Prayer, Newark, and as Principal 
f theKhools connected with the ])arisli. In addition to my regular duty of 
Hbttng in the daily service at the House of Prayer, I have officiated on al- 
Slits Sundays at tlic newly organized parirth of the Holy Communion, South 
^mge, preached here and elsewhere about forty times, and performed other 
■Witeriil acts, as follows: — baptism«^, infant**, .T; burials, 2; marriage*, 1. 

THE REV. JAMES H. SMITH'S REPORT. 

Ihen being a vacancy in the Ejuscopate of the Diocese at the time of the 
'wt Convention, I made no report. 

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At the riate of my report. A. D. 1858, 1 was connected with the HoBNof 
Prayer, Newark, a3 Assistant to the Rector, and Master of the Pariah adioid. 
Owing to ill-henhh, I very imperfectly performed the duties assigned nip,ii- 
til llic 80th of August of tlie same ^'car, at which time I resigned my positiaL 
On tiio tiri^t'of X(>veinbc*r following, being f^omewhat restored to health, IM" 
oopt oil (with tli(^ consent of our then beloved Bishop) an appointment bi» 
««istant tenchor in tho Mount Kisco Educational Institnte, Westchester Contf, 
N. Y.. the Rtv. \Vm. L. Pock, Princiiml. I also ap^isted Mr. Peck in hii<h- 
til's a<j Pifctor (»f St. Mark's Church, New Ca«tle. 

On the '^Sth of September, 1859,1 removed to Brooklyn, N. T., where, il- 
ihiiugh nut ofUcinlly conne<'ted with any Parish, I have, to some extent, » 
«iste<l the Rfctor of St. Mary's Church in the performance of hisardnoB 
lahnr.^. 

THE REV. II. C. EAYRE COSTELLS REPORT. 

On the Second >Sun<lAy in Lent of this year, I was admitted to tlie BiscM- 
ate. 

From thai time until the tenth of April I assistetl in the reading of thednlj 
service in Burlington and Newark. 

Fr<»m the First Sunday after Easter until the present time, T have had cbnie 
of St. Paul's Church, Oxford; the Rector being temporarily absent. Sneel 
have taken charge here, I have solemnized one marriage; buried one nao; 
read service thirteen times ; and made sijcty-three parochial \isiLs. 

I have i^reaehed, since mj' ordination, eighteen time*. 

MR. GEO. C. EYLAND'S REPORT. 

On tlie 2<1 day of July. lSr>C», a Sunday- sehool, to inculcate the doctrines d 
the Proto-^tant Epis^copal Church, was fir.«t established at tliis place (Sncft- 
sunn a). 

Before" this period no Episcopal ficrvice had ever been performed Jierc. it 
the openiniij of Iho school, only nine scholars wore present; the school nw 
numbers upwards of sixty. The bringing the children together at first, ind 
the in erett«:e of the school has been owing entirely to the exertions ofti« 
menilxTs of one family — a lady and her five daughters — who removed totlus 
plaeo frum New York; and their praiseworthy efforts in behalf of Christ's 
Cliuri'h can only be fully appreciated by tlio^e whose happy lot it has been 
\'> witness the earnestness of the teacher- amid the little flock that is gatheiei 
Imri.' invli Sunday afltrnoon; and when wc consider that the boiling in 
which ihcy nx-ct. is the upper room of a can'ingu house, enclosed with rong^ 
bonrdv. inul thai -onietinies over a hundred per.^ons have been gathered to- 
■^I'tlier hen*, to Ijear and join in the servier-s of our Church, wo must ncknoirt- 
edi^«» th;it theirs is in<lee«l a noble work. Tliey have already reapeil a ricli 
harvest ; and the onh' apolo;:]^y the wrilev of llii^ ciin make for giving so mi- 
nntf a description of llieir efforts and succe--. is the hope that it may infln- 
encc oiljer-j to iro and do likewise. 

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by, uie ttcxiuoi iiua msvn buppiieu wibu Diuies ^aiuiuiuaiy. .-(jS . ' 

adopted here, has worked admirably ; in lact so eager have tho 

en to earn their Bibles, that many of them haTe learned it (the 

hism) in one week. 

ry contidns about 250 volumes, and the school is divided into six 
of which are Bible classes. The scholars range from two to over 

*8 of age. The school has been the means of interesting most of , 

of the children, and many others in the services of the Clmrch, it- 

I erery prospect of a Church being built this fall or next spriug. ' ' ' 

he year 1856, the Rev. Charles F. Hoffman performed the firbt 

rice ever held at this place. On tho 8th of October, 1858, the late n j^ 

me held a service and administered the rite of confutation, the 

tneeaed here. During the years 1858 — 59, the Rev. P. Browne Mur- 

ereral services ; and tho first Episcopal act of the Rt Rev. Bishop 

* was to appoint a Lay-reader for this place, on tlie 13th day of 

59, onder the supervision of tho Rev. Mr. Morrison. Since then, 

of the building in which services were held, not being in a suitable 

T use through the winter, there have been but ten services by tho 

i in addition to which. Bishop Odenheimer visited this place on tho 

lary, 1860. Since then, tho Rev. Mr. Morrison has held four scr- ^ \ •■ 

;ev. Mr. Street, of Morristown, two, and the Rev. Charles F. Hoff- 

Th« services of these Reverend gentlemen have been cheerfully 

iughly appreciated by all who have attended them. The results of 

krongh God*s blessing, have exceeded tho most sanguine exx)ecta- 

BDgaged in it; and an example is here ^ven of tho good that may 

tlmae who havo the true interest of the Church at heart ; and also 

It the true way to establish a Church on luxo ground is to com- 
the aplritual foundation, which is the Sunday school: — the child- 
Interested — the parents follow, and friends come to hear; until 

Sinrch is built 
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ABSTRACT OF EPISCOPAL ACTS. 

Confirmed (27, by Bishop of Maryland), 1033 

Ordained to the Dioconate, .• 2 

" to the Priesthood, 3 

Clergymen received from other Dioceses, 12 

" • dismissed to " " 15 

" instituted, 7 

" present numl)cr, 98 

Churches consecrated, 1 

Candidates for Holy Orders, 7 

ACTS OF THE STANDING COMMriTEE. 

Clergymen received from other Dioceses, 2 

" dismissed to " " 1 

" instituted, 1 

*8UMMAKY OF THE PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 

Families, 3,665 

Individuals, ... 11,511 

Baptisms, Adults, : 305 

" Infants, 1,313 

" Total, 1,623 

Communicants last year, ... 3,998 

" this year, 5,563 

Marriages, 237 

Burials, 593 

Parish Schools, Teachers, 26 

" Scholars, 760 

Sunday Schools, Teachers, 875 

" Scholars, 7,111 

Free Churclie?, 33 

♦Parishes not rci>orted last year, Zi. 
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Adopted in Convention at Burlington^ 1837, 



AND aUBaCQUKNTL.Y AMBNOBO. 



JEBSET CITT: 
lOaV H. LTOH * 00^ gTEAH BOOK PBEBTTESS. 



1860. 

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OOISrSTITUTION. 



ARTICLE I. 

Chnrch, in the Diocese of New Jersey, as a constitn- 
irt of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the United 
of America, accedes to the Constitution and Canons 
Chnrch) and acknowledges their authority. 

ABTIGLE n. 

e shall be a Convention of the Church in this State 
last Wednesday in May, in each year, to be held al- 
ly at Burlington and Newark. 

ABTIGLE m. 

Bishop, or, if the Episcopate be vacant, the Standing 
ittee, shall have power, when it appears requisite for 
od of the Church, to call a special Convention, by a 
r letter to the several Churches. There shall be not 
an four weeks' notice previous to the day appointed, 
ch meeting shall be holden where the authority call- 
shall determine ; and at such special Convention, no 
business shall be transacted than that stated in the 
calling the Convention. 

ARTICLE IV. 

1. The Convention shall be composed of both Cler- 
L and Laymen. 

2. Every Presbyter who has been duly instituted Rec- 
any Church in the Diocese, and every Presbyter who 
en duly appointed a Missionary to the vacant Faiish- 
be same, and every Presbyter who may be a professor 



or officer of any incorporated theological or literary instito- 
tion, and who is canonically connected with this Dioce|| 
Bhall be a member ex-officio. Clergymen who have fanoflr 
ly been Sectors in this Diocese, bnt haying resigned tbetr 
charges, remain in it, or return to it, after a period of ab- 
sence, may also become, and shall hereafter be considered, 
as members of this Convention, in full standing ; provided 
all the instituted Sectors present, and all the congregatioDg 
represented, at* the meeting when any such Clergyman duO 
be proposed, give their votes in favour of it Rectors deet 
and Deacons who belong to the Diocese, and officiate stated- 
ly within it, are also admitted to seats, and may express Iheir 
opinions on all questions that come before the Convention; 
but may neither vote, be appointed members of the Stand- 
ing Committee, nor be elected deputies of the Gtoeral Oon- 
vention. 

Sec. 3. The Laity shall consist of a representation com- 
prising one or more deputies, not exceeding three, from eidi 
congregation in this State in union with this ConventioDf 
such deputy or deputies always being a member or memben 
of the congregation represented. 

ARTICLE V. 

New parishes may be admitted into union with this C!oa- 
vention, on motion, by a majority of votes ; provided they 
shall have laid before the Convention written evidence, snb- 
scribed by the Wardens, that they accede to the ConatitatioA 
and Canons of this Church, and are duly incorporated and 
regularly organized by the election of two Wardens, and at 
least five Vestrymen. Provided always, that the deputiei 
from new parishes, though entitled to a seat, shall not be 
allowed to vote at the Convention, in which their parialiei 
are admitted. 

ARTICLE VL 

The Bishop of the Diocese shall have a seat and a vote in 
the Convention, and shall preside at all its meetings. Ibe 
Assistant Bishop, when there is one, shall also have a seat 
and a vote ; and in the absence of the Bishopi shall preaidtfi 



of a yaeancy in the Epiflcopatei or of the absence of 
iop, and of the AfisiBtant Bishop, the members shall 
President pro tempore from among the instituted 

rs. 

ARTICLE Vn. 

[istituted Bectors, who may be present, at the time 
iig, with the deputies from fonr Chnrches, shall con- 
k qnorom ; but no measures shall be conclusiYe with- 
ooncurrence of a majority of votes of each order ; 
gy voting individually, and the Laity by congrega- 

ARTICLE Vm, 

ch Annual Convention, a Secretary shall be choseUi 
long its members, who shall continue in office till a 
•r be appointed. His duty shall be to take minutes 
roceedings, to preserve the journals and records, to 
Le public acts of the body, and faithfully to deliver 
hands of the Bishop, all originals, and to his succes- 
books and papers, relating to the concerns of the 
tion, which may be in his possession. 

ARTICLE IX. 

MBurer of this Convention shall be appointed, who 
itinue in office during its pleasure. He shall give 
ory security for the faithful discharge of the duties 
Doe, and shall present a statement of his accounts 
umual Convention. But in case the Treasurer die, 
■emove from the Diocese, or be incapable of acting, 
iding Committee shall have power to appoint a Trea- 
II the next succeeding Convention, who is authorised 
re any money, bonds, mortgages, notes, or other pro- 
id papers, that may be in the Treasury at the time 
decease, resignation, removal, or incapacity. 

ARTICLE X. 

tanding Committee shall consist of four Clergymen 
r Laymen, to be chosen annually; each order choos- 
own members by ballot, subject to the approval of 



th^ other order. As soon as eontenient after QxiSr eleeta 
thej shall choose a President from among the clerical ma 
bers, and a Secretary. The proceedings shall be reooiA 
by the Secretary, and open to the inspection of the Ooim 
tion. Thoy shall have power to supply Tacancies wluc 
may occur in their own body, during the recess of the 0(» 
yention. 

ABTICfLE XL 

Sxo. 1. At eveiy Annual Cionyention, four clerical ao 
four lay deputies shall be elected to represent this Dkea 
in the General Convention, each order choosing its owi 
representatives by ballot, subject to the approval of tb 
other order. 

Sxo. 2. The Convention shall also nominate by ballot 
like number of supplanentary deputies of each cider, ( 
eerve as deputies contingentiy. It shall be the duty of lii 
deputies elect, to signify to the Bishop, on some day witU 
tbree wedcs of the General Convention, and at least m 
week before such meeting, their acceptance of the sppoii 
ment, and intention to perform its duties; in default ctfvUe 
the Bishop shall designate so many from those of the nt] 
plementary deputies having the greatest number of vota 
as shall be necessary as far as practicable, to insure a fhlli 
presentation of the Diocese ; and the persons 00 deiigiHli 
shall have all the power and authority of deputies, M 
elected by this Convention. In case of a vacanisy in A 
Episcopate, the power hereby conferred on the Bishop Ai 
be exercised by the Standing Committee. 

ARTICLE xn. 
This Constitution shall not be altered but in the foUoiriq 
manner: the proposed alteration, or the modification of i 
deemed advisable, having been submitted to the Conveotifi 
in which it originated, and been approved by a majorii| 
shall lie over to the next Convention ; and, if tlien approve 
by a majority of each order, voting accor(Ung to the Goirti 
tution, shall become valid and obligatory. 



OANOisrs 

OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY. 



CANON L 

Of a TasI of Clergymen in the Diocese. 
yt before the day of meeting of Conventioii, it shall 
duty of the Bishop, or if there be no Bishop, of the 
ant of the Standing Committee, to give to the Secre- 
' the Convention a certified list of the names of Clergy- 
monicall J resident in the Diocese, specifying institu- 
ulsters, and others entitled to seats and votes in the 
ation. 

CANON n. 

Cfthe Teetimonddl of Lay DepvUee. 

DepntiflB to the Convention shall present written certify 
f their election, in the following, or some similar form : 

[Name^cfihe Chwreh, the Place and DaU.] 

■tliiii, that ^t a meeting of the congregation of this Church, for the 
oCekctiBg Qiiiroh Offioers and Depntiee to the Convention, (or for the 
of electing Depntiee to the Convention, if the meeting be for that ob. 
i,) A. B., C. D., and £. F., were dnly chosen to represent the congre- 
that body, for the year ensuing. In testimony of which, I have 
■et my hand, [or if two Wardens subscribe, we have set our hand^] 
ind year above written.-^ 

certificate shall be signed by the Eector, the Secre- 
' the Vestry, or by two Wardens, and transmitted by 
sretary of the Vestry to the Secretary of the Conven- 
b least ten days before the meeting of the Annual 
ition ; and the above form shall be annually inserted 
printed Journal of the Convention. 



8 

CANON m. 

Cf ih^ Opernng cf th>e Cowoeni^ .1 

Every Convention shall be opened with prayeTi the eeb- 
bration of the Lord's Supper, and a sermon by the Fresbjr- 
ter, appointed by the Bishop, wh^i the Bishop does not 
himself deliver a sermon or Charge. Episcopal C9uug«i 
delivered before the Convention shall be published by tlM 
same, without any motion to that effect. The religions ex- 
ercises at the opening of the Convention, shall commoioe 
at 11 o'clock, A. M., and the business of each day shall be 
preceded by prayer, the Bishop, or a minister of his appoist* 
ment, officiating. 

CANON IV. 

Of the Office of Secretary of Con/oeniion, 

The Secretary of the Convention shall appoint an Aanst' 
ant Secretary. Whenever there shall be a vacancy in tha 
office of Secretary of the Convention, the duties thereof Bhall 
devolve upon the Assistant Secretary, if there be one ; if ncA, 
upon the Secretary of the Standing Committee. 

CANON V. 

Of Parochial Registere a/nd HeporU. 

Sec. 1. In every congregation the Church-Wardens shall 
provide a proper book, in which the minister, or if the pariah 
be vacant, one of the Wardens, shall record the name, and 
date of the birth of the child baptized, with the names of 
the parents and sponsors, the name of the adult baptized, 
the names of all persons married and buried, and the date 
of such marriage and burial, together with a list of all the 
ccipmunicants of the parish, and also a list of the persons 
confirmed, with the date of every event recorded ; all of 
which shsdl be under the signature of the person recording* 
From thi& register there shall annually be presented to th® 
Bishop, on, or before, the first day of the Convention, by tb« 
Minister, or if there be no Minister, by one of the Warden^y 
an accurate statement of the number of baptisms, marriage^y 
funerals, and persons confirmed and admitted to the Hoi/" 



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Dion, since the last like report. He shall also re- 
( condition of the Sunday Schools in his parish ; and 
innt contributed for the poor, for Missions' Diocesan, 
ic, and Foreign ; for Parochial Schools ; for the sup- 
d coirent expenses of the parish, and for Church 
B in general ; together with such other particulars as 
row light on the condition of the parish. And this 
nt, or such parts thereof as shall be approved by the 

flbill be entered and published on its Journals. 
3. In order to secure a full and accurate view of the 

the Church, in case a proper report be not made 
Qg to the Canons of the General Convention on this 
, by the Minister or other proper authority of any 
it shall be the duty of the Convention to cause in- 
y be made into the condition of such parish. 

CANON VI. 

Of the Election of Church OJicera. 

1. In every Church, which is supplied by a Clergy- 
ivine service shall be performed, on the day of the 
I of Church Officers. 

2. Any male of full age, and good moral character, 
eligible to office in any parish, or entitled to vote at 

don of Church officers, who professes to adliere to the 
ant Episcopal Church, and contributes to its support 
node prescribed in his particular congregation, and 
lall have been a worshipper in said Church for six 
X months next before the election. 

3. In the case of a Free Church the same qualifica- 
lall be required ; but only those persons shall be con- 
as worshippers in such Church, who shall have 
in their names as such to the Eector or Minister, in 

; (or in case of a vacancy, to the Senior Warden), at 
c calendar months before the election, whose duty it 
d to enter the same, with the date, in the parochial 
r, required by Canon V. 



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GAKONYIL 

Of Vaoant Parishes. 

Seg. 1. On the organization of anj new pariBh in this Dio- 
cese, or on the occurrence of a vacancy in anj eziitbg 
parish, it shall be the duty of the Wardens, or other oflha 
of such parish, to give immediate notice of the same to tihe 
Bishop ; and until provision be made for the supply of tl» 
same, the Bishop may cause it to be supplied at his diaere- 
tion, by Missionary services, or otherwise. 

Seo. 2. In order to maintain public worship in such pv* 
ishes, according to the venerable formularies of our CSnuA, 
the Bishop may, on the recommendation of the Vesby, ip- 
point lay-readers, who shall be either candidates for ddeni 
or other laymen of exemplary character for morals lad 
piety ; and who, under the direction of the Bishop, and in 
default thereof, under the direction of some Clergyman of 
the Diocese, on Sunday and other proper occasions, ehall 
devoutly read the service of the Church, and a sennon from 
the works of some approved Protestant Episcopal divine. 

CANON VIII. 

Of t/ie attendance of Clergy on Canveniiom. 
It is declared to bo the duty of every Clergyman having 
a seat in Convention, to attend every meeting thereof, « 
send a reasonable excuse for absence. 

CANON IX. 

Of Sclwlanshijjs in the General Theological Seminary, 

Tlie Bishop of the Diocese, or, in case of a vacancy in tk 
Episcopate, the Standing Committee shall have the poiwr 
of nominating a candidate for Holy Orders on any sduto* 
ship or scholarships which are, or may hereafter be foundai 
by this Convention, in the General Theological Seminaiyrf 
the Protestant Episcopal Church. 



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OAKONX. 

}kop^8 Salary^ and of the Episcopal and Mis- 
sionary Funds. \ 

be salary to be paid to the Bishop, as soou as the \ 

me of the permanent Episcopal Fond shall equal 

, is hereby fixed at twenty-four hundred dollars 

annum. 

ntil the yearly interest of the Episcopal Fund 

the foregoing amount, it is recommended that an 

ribution of 8 per cent, upon the salary paid by 

t) its Clergyman, be made by every parish of the 

hich shall be paid over to tlie Treasurer of the • g 

, by the Treasurers of the several Parishes, before 1 

meeting of this Convention. r 

he Bishop sliall be entitled to draw from the 

" the Convention the annual interest of the fund, 

f of the money received from the parishes, until 1 

t and money shall equal the sum of twenty-four ;' 

•liars ($2400), and the balance of the contribu- 

be added by tlie Treasurer to the Permanent 

'und, until the principal thereof shall amount to ij 

ih will yield an annual interest of twenty-four t, 

►liars ($2400), after which period such interest • r! 

.d to the Bishop, and no further contributions ^i 

ide, unless it shall be otherwise ordered by the ♦.;.! 



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he Treasurer of every parish which has received < 

l1 visit during the year, shall pay to the Treasurer > 

rention before each of its annual meetings, the 
dollars ($5.00), and the like sum for every ad- 
tation made by request. This money shall then 
the Treasurer to the Bishop, to defray his trav- 
ises. 

i is rqponunended that there be a collection made, 
36 a quarter, in every parish of the Diocese, for 
of the Missions of the Diocese, which shall be V 

o the Treasurer of the Convention, by the Trea- 
& several parishes, before the time of the annual 



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meeting of the Convention. These contribntionB shill be 
applied, under the direction of the Bishop and the Tmiteei 
of the ^^ Offerings of the Church," for Diocesan IGseioDfl, 
and the expenses of the Trustees of the Offerings. 

Sec. 6. The expenses of the Convention, the expeoBeB of 
the Standing Committee, and the quota of the Diocese to* 
wards the expenses of the General Convention, shall fion 
year to year be assessed by a conunittee appointed by the 
Convention, on all the parishes of the Diocese ; and the chair 
man of such committee shall send a notice of the asseflsment 
to the Rector and Wardens of each parish, on or before the 
first of January in each year, and shall lay before each Con* 
vention the mode of the assessment, and the names of the 
parishes upon which the same has been made. This assett* 
ment shall be paid to the Treasurer of the Convention befiwe 
its annual meeting. 

Seo. 7. It shall be the duty of the Hectors or Ministenof 
the several congregations of the Diocese, to lay this CsDon 
before their Vestries, and urge their co-operation in canjing 
out its provisions. 

Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer of the Con- 
vention, at each of its annual meetings, to make a separate 
report of the amounts of money received from each pariah, 
for the Bishop's Salary, the Episcopal Fund, the respective 
purposes of the Missions of the Diocese during the year, and 
the assessments provided for by section 6 of this Canon; 
specifying the parishes (if any) which have made no contri- 
bution, and also the amount, principal and income of the 
Episcopal Fund, with a description of the securities for thi 
same ; and this report shall be entered upon the minutes of 
the Convention ; and as much of the said report shall ho 
published eacli year as the Convention may from time to 
time direct. 

Seo. 9. The Standing Committee of the Diocese Aall be 
the " Trustees of the Offerings of the Church," and they 
shall make report to each Annual Convention of the pur- 
poses to which the funds under their direction have been 
appropriated. 

Seo. 10. Canon X is hereby repealed. 



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* GAKON XL 

Of a Fund for Incidental Expenses. 

aBby of each Parish or Chnrch, shall at every An- 
ventioDy pay to the Treasurer thereof, such sums as 
equired from them respectively by resolution of the 
on, from time to time, for the purpose of paying 
f of the Bishop, printing the Journals of the Con- 
and other incidental expenses. 

CANON XIL 

' the Fund for Aged and Infi/rm Clergymen. 

3otion shall be made in every congregation in this 
01 Whit-Sunday or Trinity Sunday of each year, for 
of Clergymen disabled by age or disease, 
itributions or donations to this object shall be trans- 
• the Treasurer of the Convention, and shall be ap- 
d at the discretion of the Trustees of the Offerings 
lurch ; and if more money shall be raised by these 
ions than the present necessity requires, such over- 
II be safely invested by the Treasurer as the com- 
ait of a fund for the relief of disabled clergymen 
Locese. 

CANON xm. 
persons Repelled from the Holy Communion. 

a person who has been repelled from the Holy 
ion appeals to the Bishop, and is not restored by 
Bishop may, and if the person repelled demands it, 
K)int one presbyter and two laymen, who shall make 
nto the truth of the facts alleged, and shall report 
inth their opinion thereon, to the Bishop, who may 
to restore the individual, or otherwise, as he may 
3per. 



* Passed in 1861. 



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CANON XIV. 

Of proceedings in the case of a JUnister accused ly jniUc 
rumour of offences for which he may he tried 

Sec. 1. When a minister is accused b^b public rumour of tt 
offence or offences for which he maj be tried and puniahfld, 
according to the 37th Canon of the General Convention of 
1832^ it shall be the duty of the Bishop, or if there be do 
Bishop, of the Clerical members of the Standing Committee, 
to appoint not less than three, or more than five presbyters, 
who, or a majority of whom, shall make such inquiries as 
may satisfy them of the innocency of the accused, or of the 
sufficiency of ground for presentment and trial. If satisfied 
of his innocency, they shall make report accordingly; if of 
the sufficiency of ground for presentment and trial, .two of 
them shall present the accused for trial, according to the 
Canon in such case made and provided. 

Sec. 2. Any minister of this Diocese, may for himself le- 
quest of the Bishop, or if there be no Bishop, of the derieal 
members of the Standing Committee, tlie inquiry provided 
for in this Canon, in which case it shall be instituted and 
shall proceed according to its provisions. 

CANON XV. 

Of the Preseiitment and Trial of Clergymen, 

Whenever any Minister of this Diocese shall become 
" liable to presentment and trial " under the provisions of 
any Canon of the General or Diocesan Convention, the mode 
of proceeding in this Diocese, shall be as follows : 

Sec. 1. The trial shall be on a presentment, in writing, 
addressed to the Bishop of the Diocese, specifiying the of- 
fence or offences of which the accused is alleged to be goiltj, 
with reasonable certainty as to time, place, and circumstan- 
ces. Such presentment may be made by the major part in 
number of the members of the Vestry of any Church of 
which the accused is, or has been a Minister, or by any two 
presbyters of this Diocese, or by the Convention of the Dio- 
cese, or, in case of alleged misconduct in another Diocese, 
by the ecclesiastical authority of that Diocese. 



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S. A prefientment being made in any pne of the 
above prescribed, the Bishop, if the facts charged 
it appear to him to be such as to constitate an offence, 
smiss it ; or iS it allege facts, some of which do, and 
r which do not constitate an offence, he may allow it 
, and dismiss the residue, or he may permit it to be 
id. When it shall be allowed, in whole or in part, 
hop shall cause a copy of it to be served on the ac- 
and shall also nominate eight presbyters of this 
) entitled to seats in the Convention, and not being 
to the presentment, and cause a list of their names to 
ed on the accused, who shall, within thirty days after 
rvice, select five of them, and notify their names in 
; to the Bishop ; and if he shall not give such notifi- 
to the Bishop within tlie said thirty days, the Bishop 
leet five, and the presbyters so selected, or any num- 
them not less than three, shall form a Board for the 
the accused, and shall meet at such time and place 
Bishop shall direct, and shall have power to adjourn 
me to time, and from place to place, (but always 
this Diocese,) as they shall think necessary. 

3. A written notice of the time and place of their 
meting shall be served at least thirty days before such 
^, on the accused, and also on one of the persons 
; the presentment. 

4. If, at the time appointed for the first meeting of 
aid of Presbyters, the whole number of five shall not 
then those who do attend, not being less than three, 
institute the Board, and proceed to the trial, and a 
y of them shall decide all questions. 

5. If a Clergyman presented, after having had due 
shall not appear before the Board of Presbyters ap- 

for his trial, the Board may nevertheless proceed as 
are present, unless for good cause they shall see fit to 
L till another day. 

6. When the Board proceed to the trial, the evidence 
> reduced to writing, and signed by the witnesses re- 
iLj. K on, or during the trial, the accused shall con- 



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fees the truth of the charges as stated in the presentment, 
the Board may dispense with hearing further eyidence, and 
may proceed at once to state their opinion to the Bishop tt 
to the sentence that ought to be pronounced. 

Sec. 7. Upon the application of either party to the Bkkop, 
and it being made satisfactorily to appear to him, than any 
material witness cannot be procured upon the trial, tlie 
Bishop may appoint a Comimissary to take the testimony of 
such witness. Such Commissary may be either a Qeigy- 
man or a Layman, and the party so applying, shall give to 
the other at least six days' notice of the time and place of 
taking the testimony. And if the person on whom the no- 
tice shall be served, shall reside more than forty miles ttm 
the place of eicamination, an additional day's notice shall be 
given for every additional 20 miles of the said distance. 
And both parties may attend and examine the witness ; and 
the questions and answers shall be reduced to writing, and 
signed by the witness, and shall be certilSed by the Commis- 
sary, and enclosed under his seal, and transmitted to the 
Board, and, if competent, shall be received by them as eri- 
dence. 

Sec. 8. The Board having deliberately considered the evi- 
dence, shall declare in a writing signed by them, or a majority 
of them, their decision on the charges contained in the pre- 
sentment, distinctly stating whether tlie accused is guilty or 
not guilty of such charges respectively, and also stating the 
sentence which in their opinion should be pronounced ; and 
a copy of such decision shall without delay be communicated 
to the accused : and the original decision, together with the 
evidence, shall be delivered to the Bishop, who shall pro- 
nounce such canonical sentence as shall appear to him to be 
jM-oper, provided the same shall not exceed in severity the 
sentence recommended by the Board, and such sentence ehall 
be final. Before pronouncing any sentence, the Bishop BhaJl 
summon the accused, and any three or more of the Clergy* 
to meet him at such time as may in his opinion be most con-' 
venient, in some Church to be designated by him, whicb 
shall for that purpose be open at the time to all persons wb^^ 



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to attend, and tho flontenco shall thon and there be 
7 prononnoed by tho Bishop. But tho Bishop, if he 
e satisfied that justice requires it, may grant a new 
the accused/ in which case a new Board of Prosby- 
Edl be appointed, and the proceedings shall be con- 
as before mentioned. 

9. All notices and papers contemplated in this Canon 
) served by a summoner or summoners, to be appoiut- 
the purpose by the Bishop, and whose certificate of 
arvice shall be evidence thereof. In case of service 

other person, tho fact shall be proved by the affidavit 
I person. A writen notice or paper delivered to a 
or left at his place of residence, shall be deemed a 
at service of such notice or paper. 

10. Counsel shall be allowed on both sides, not ex- 
; two to either, at the pleasure of the parties, pro- 
hey be communicants in this Church. 

11. The Bishop shall appoint some person to act as 
md eare^Uy to record the proceedings. 

CANON XVI. 

Of a Treasurer pro tempore. 

never a Treasurer shall be appointed by tlic Standing 
ttee or otherwise, ho shall enter into the same scciiri- 
d bo responsible in the same manner, as if regularly 
;ed by the Convention. 

CANON XVII. 

dUerations in the Canons and additions thereto. 

proposed alterations of, or additions to the Canons, 
ereafter be considered by the Convention, unless at 
10 day's previous notice thereof bo given in open 
ition, and until such alteration or addition shall have 
ferred to, and reported upon by a Committee of at 
ro Presbyters and two Laymen. 






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CANON XVIIL 

licpealing foinner Canons. 

All former Canons of this Convention arc herebj' 
pealed. 



LEGISLA-TIVE j^CTS. 



AN ACT 

icorporale " The Convention of tlie Protestant Episco- 
! Church in the State of Nein Jersey^ — Passed^ No- 
nher 20, 1826, 

eit enacted by the Council and C}oneral Assembly of this State — and 
reby enacted by the authority of the same, that the Rev. John Croes, 
I IL Wharton, John Croes, Jr., George Y. Morehouse, Clarkson Dunn, 
Wilmer, William L. Johnson, Matthew Matthews, Cliristian F. Cruse. 
Djamin Holmes, and Joseph Marsh, Robert Boggs, Zachariah Rossell, 
m Larzelerc, Oeorgo Haywood, Isaac Welsh, Joseph V. Clark, Cliarles 
fcton, Enoch Aggins, Thomas Sinnickson, and Aaron Wright, and their 
«s, forming the Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Oiurch in the 
r New Jersey, and their successors, duly appointed, according to the 
ition of the said Church, shall be, and they are hereby made and con- 
a corporation and body politic, in law and in fact, by Uie name and 
" The Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Cliurcli in the State of 
raey.'' 

sd be it enacted. That the said corporation, and their successors, b}- 
ic and title aforesaid, shall bo able and capable, in law to purcliase, 
old, take, use, and enjoy, in fee simple, or any life or otlier estate or 
any lands, tenements, rents, liberties, privileges, franchises, or other 
imenta ; and also, any goods, chattels, moneys, legacies, donations, or 
state or property whatsoever, given or granted to the said Conven- 
I any manner or way whatsoever, provided a/ioa^«,. that the income 
shall not exceed the sum of five tliousand dollars per annum. And 
that all the estate, real, personal, and mixed, now belonging to, or held 
said Convention, shall bo vested in, and held and managed by the said 
ition, and their successors; and Uiat the said corporation and their 
K>r9 shall Mid may give, grant, sell and convey, demise, assign, release 



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or otherwise dispose o( all or any of their messnages, houses, lands, t^o^ 
ments, rents, possessions, and other hereditaments, and real estate, and ^ 
goods, chattels and personal estate, and other things aforesaid, as to the 9^ 
corporation shall seem meet ; and that the s«id corporation shall he able msid 
capable, in law, to sae and be sned, plead and be impleaded, answer, and be 
answered, defend, and be defended, in all courts, and all and every other 
matter and thing therein to do, in as fall and effectual a manner as any other 
person or persons, body politic or corporate in this State, in the like casea ess 
or may do ; and that they shall have full power to demand and reodye, and if 
need be, to sue for, and recover all debts, rents and legacies which are now 
due, or may become duo to the siud Convention ; and to demand, have^ and 
take all deeds, bonds, and mortgages, notes, books, and other writings or 
things which belong to the said Convention; and shall and may have and m 
a common seal, with such device or devices as they shall think proper, and tlv 
same to break, renew, or alter at pleasure. 

3. And be it enacted that it shall be lawful for the said corporation to i^ 
point a Treasurer, during their pleasure, who shall hold and manage the slid 
funds, subject to the instruction and control of the said corporation, and wl» 
shall render an account of the same at every annual meeting of the said oarpo- 
ration, and oftener, if required, and give security for the fiuthfiil dischaige of 
his duties, if required to do so, and pay out moneys under such r^golatioBi 
and orders as the said corporation may from time to time ad<^»t— iV w i d rf 
nevertheless, and it is hereby enacted. That nothing in tiiis act contained, liiiO 
prevent the Legislature from altering, amending or repealing the same, wImb- 
ever, in their opinion, the public good requires it 



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AN ACT 

weorporcUe Rdiffious Societies worshipping according 
} the customs and usages of the Protestant Episcopal 
Jhurch. Passedj Fehruary 17, 1829. 

hereM, the act entitled, " An act to Incorporate Trustees of Religious 
elie%* passed the twelfth day of Jane, one thousand seven hundred and 
Ij4dne, is, in some respects, inconsistent with the Constitution, usages, 
cotoma of the Protestant Epbcopal Church in this State — And whereas, 
JooTention of the said Church have prayed the aid of t)ic Legislature in 
[modfles. Therefore : 

ML 1. Be it enacted by the Council and General Assembly of tliis State, and 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That when any congrega 
of the Protestant Episcopal Church in this State, duly organized accordin<j: 
le CJonstltation and usages of said Church, desire to form themselves into a 
f ecnporate, notice shall be ^ven of such intention ten days previously, 
m edvertisement set up in open view at or near the place where such con- 
jiftkni nsnally assemble for divine service, designating the day when, and 
pliee where, they design to meet for that purpose. 

■a 1 And be it enacted. That the congregation having met at the time 
idaoe appointed, the Rector or Minister, or if there be no Rector or Minister, 
le be necessarily absent, one of the Church Wardens or Vestrymen shall pro- 
) It the meeting, and the Secretary of the Vestry shall record the procccd- 
s of the meeting. The congregation shall then proceed, by a vote of the 
ority of those present, to designate the corporate name or title by which 
CSmrch shall be known, which shall be in the manner and form as follows : 

e Rector, Wardens and Vestrymen o f -Church, in ." The con- 

j^ition shall then choose two Wardens, and not more than ten, nor less than 
Vestrymen, and also fix and determine the day annually, on which new 
itions of officers shall take place. A certificate of Uiese proceedings, under 
bands and seals of the President and Secretary of Uic meeting, shall be 
unutted to the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of the county, whose 
7 H shall be to record the same, for which he shall be entitled to receive 
fVQil compensaUon for similar service. 

^ 8. And be it enacted. That the Rector, Wardens, and Vestrjrmcn, ap 
ited as aforesaid, shall be a body corporate and politic, in law and in fact. 
'ATe continuance forever, under the same restrictions, and with the same 
^te and privileges, as are expressed in tlic " Act to incorporate trustees of 
poiw societies," passed the twelfth day of Juno, one thousand seven hun 
^ and ninety-nine— provuifc^ nevertheless, tliat if at any time the Church be 
^m a Minister or Rector, the same rights and privilopres «hall bo vested 
•«* Wardens and Vestrymen. 



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Ssc. 4. And be it onactod, That the Roctor, Wardens, and Vestrymen, « 
their successors, or a majority of them, may make snch rules, by-laws, and or 
nances, and do every thing needful and requisite for the good govemmcnt a: 
support of the Cliurch, all of which shall be entered in a book, to be proTid 
and kept for that purpose— Pravidee?, that the said rules, by-laws, and on 
nances shall not bo repugnant to the Constitution and laws of this State, or ti 
United States. 

Sec. 6. And bo it enacted, That the qualification of voters at the anniii 
elections shall be conformable to the Constitution and principles of the Prote 
tant Episcopal Church in New Jersey. 

Sec. 6. And be it enacted. That the Rector, Wardens, and Vestrymen aha] 
choose a Treasurer, who, when called upon for that purpose, shall render i 
true and just account to the corporation, of all moneys by him received tfii 
expended, and pay over the balance which may remidn in his hands at tlM 
time of settlement, to his successor in office. 

Sec. 7. And be it enacted. That when a vacancy shall occur in the office ol 
Minister or Rector, by death, removal, or otherwise, the sud Wardens ui 
Vestrymen, (two-thirds of them concurring in the choice,) may choose sooiB t^ 
person, duly qualified, to act as Minister or Rector of sidd Church, agreeaU] 
to the Constitution of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States ol 
America ; and tlie Minister or Rector so chosen, shall preside at all meetiogt 
of tlie Wardens and Vestrymen, and have a casting vote, except the bniiiietf 
or <]uestion to be decided has relation to the personal interest of said Hiniitar 
or Rector ; provided, that in the absence of the President, the Wardens ind 
Vestrymen may choose a President, pro tempore. 

Skc. 8. And be it enacted. That it shall and may be lawful for any ProteslaBt 
KpiHcopal Cliurch in tliis State, incorporated imdcr existing laws, to lanbrice 
tlio privilocroH of this Art. by compliance with, and adopting its provisions. 



USEFUL FORMS. 



PORM8 FOR THE INCORPORATION OF CHURCHES. 
UXDKR ACT 17TU FPBRUARY, 1829. 

Farm of Notice to Incorporate. 

fotioeid hereby ^vcn to the mcmbors of Church in and to 

16 who desire to associate themselycs with said Church, that a meeting will 

Wd in , on th e day of , at the house of ,for the purpose of 

iilf measures necessary to incorporate t)ic Church, agreeably to " An Ad 
wporate religious soeietien worshipping according to tlie customs and •umqcn 
W FfoUstant Bpiseopal Church," passed Feb. 17, 1829. 
Med, d^a [to bo signed by Uio Minister or Wardens.] 

on. — It will bo necessary in the case of new congregations, that thoy 
dd prerioiisly meet and organize by the choice of two Wardens, five or 
b Vestrymen, not exceeding ten, and a Secretary for the Vestry. 

Certificate of Incorporatuyn, 

) aQ whom these presents may concern ; We whose names and seals are 

uto affixed do certify, That the congregation of Churcli in , in 

^oonty of and State of New Jersey — which is a society worshipping 

rding to the customs and usages of the Protestant Episcopal Church — do 
igto form themselves into a oody corporate, accordmg to the Act of the 
udatore of the State of New Jersey, in such case made and provided, met 

Church aforesaid, in the said town of on the ilay of , 

leyear of our Lord , pursuant to ten days' previous notice, given as to 

btcntion of the said congregation to form themselves into a body oorpor- 
by an advertisement set up in open view on the outer door of the Miid 
rui (or as the case may be,) it being the place where tlie said congregatiun 
% assemble for divine service, which notice designated the day wlicn. 
the place where, they designed to meet for that purpose ; the Ucctor (or 

ister,— or if none, say, Tlure being »io Rector cr Minister' Esq., 

of the Church-Wardens) of the said Church presided, and , the Sec 

py of the Vestry, [recorded the proceedings. 

be congregation then proceeded, by a vote of a majority of tliose present, 

csignatc the corporate name or title l)y which the said (..hurch shall bo 

fn, and which is *' Tlie llector, Wardens, and Vostrj^racn of Clmrcli 

,** Tlie congregation tlien chose Wardens, and (not loss 

five or more than ten) Vestrymon, and also by a majority 

>ioe9 fixed and determined on the (Tuesday or other day) in tlic week cnll- 
^er Week, (or any other day,) annually as tlio day on which new eloct- 
of officers of tlio said Church shall take place. In testimony whereof, and 
der that these proceedings may be recorded, we, the Ucctor, (Minister or 
cfa-Waj^ens) and Secretary aforesaid, have hereunto set our hands and 
this— — — day of—, in the year of our Lord, <fec. 

[L. S.] 
[L. S.J 



TO THE CLER6Y AND LAITY 



OF THX 



AsseabM ii Seventy-Semtli Aimaal CoBTentioiL ' 



relKren beloved in the Lord : 

It was on the Thursday of the Holy Week of 1869, 
ukt celebrating the Eucharistic office in my parish church 
8t Peter's, Philadelphia, that I was summoned to the 
bide of the dying Prelate, who for nearly twenty-seven 
ffs had presided, as its second Bishop, over the spiritual 
its of this Diocese. 

t was the last time I saw him, until I beheld him at the 
Je of the Easter week as he lay anointed for the burying, 
b his robes about him, looking in death as all along in 
. like a Prince of the Church. 

am not unacquainted with the liistor}' of this Diocese, 
with the trials, as well as the labours of the late Bishop ; 
from the nature of our intercourse I think myself pos- 
ed of a knowledge of his character and purposes. 
Ce was not only unselfish, but at times utterly j-egardless 
elf; and the conviction that he was right, led him to with- 
1 explanations and to decline action, which would often 
e disarmed opposition, and which the instincts of self- 
Jervation, had he cared at all for self, would have 
mpted. 



In controversy — ^Theologica!, Canonical, or L^^al— heiraj 
an opponent that one would not willingly encounter tlie 
second time ; and yet he was full of genial impolses, acces- 
sible to kindness, and never deliberately uttering an unloyiiif 
word, nor persistently doing an ungentle action. 

As combining, in his own person, some of the finest atfai 
butes of Friend, Scholar, Poet, Patriot, Pastor, and Bishop, 
he is worthy of a place among the most remarkable Eode* 
siastics of this, or of any age : and the future historiographer 
of the American Church, when he shall calmly contemplite 
the intellectual works which Bishop Doane projected tod 
accomplished, will describe him as the ^' myriad minded" 
Bishop ; and if the full evidence of all the physical woik 
which he wrought shall be known, he might add, the ZQjriad 
handed Bishop. 

On the 27th day of May you elected me to the Episcopate 
of this Diocese. 

The acceptance of your call, honorable as it was, could be 
no easy matter for any man, who, in addition to the cani 
of the Apostolic office, considered the character and career of 
the distinguished Prelate whom he was to succeed. Had I 
looked to myself, nothing could have induced me to ex- 
change the grateful repose of Pastoral subordination, for the 
inherent disquietude of Episcopal responsibility. But be- 
lieving that it was God's will, and trusting in that great 
Name wherein alone resides all strength, and relying on the 
sympathy and co-operation of the generous Churchmen of 
New Jersey, I accepted your nomination. 

On the 13th of October, at the General Convention heU in 
Eichmond, Va., your choice was consummated by my Ckai- 
secration, and I am here to-day to meet you, for the first tuDfii 
Brothers Clerical and Lay of the Diocese, to take counsel in. 
our Annual Convention, for the advancement of the faiih 
and Church of our love. 

The Standing Committee who, during the vacancy in tbi0 
Episcopate, discharged the responsible duties devolved upc^ 
them by the Canons of the Church, have fully reported tli^ 



tfain of the Diocese up to Oct. 13th, 1859, the day of my 

OoDgecntion. 
Hie § n of Canou 15, Title I of the Digest, prescribes tha 

at werj Annual Diocesan Convention the Bishop's Address 

dull present certain details, as well as state, in general, all 

matters tending to tlirow light on the affairs of the Diocese. 

I proceed, accordingly, to lay before you the record of my 

irork since my assumption of spiritual jurisdiction. 

Thursday, October 13, 1859.— My first official act after 
my Consecration was to write and publish the following 
Pastoral Letter, a copy of which was duly sent by the Kev. 
Secretary of this Convention to the authorities of every 
Parish in the Diocese. 

RicuMOND, Va., October 18, 1859. 
PASTORAL LETTER FROM THE BISHOP OF NEW JERSEY, 

10 THE CLEBOT AKD UITY OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY: 

Brtikrtn leUmd in the Lord '.-^ Your choice of a Bishop has been con- 
ffiwimitti! thifl morning, by my Consecration to the Episcopate of New Jersey ; 
md I malcD it my first official act to o£fer yon, one and all, this my salutation 
ad Wwring If it please God, I shaU be among you as soon as possible after 
Ihi fldfonmmant of the General Convention, and in the meanwhile I invita 
mA eoBummications from my Reverend Brethren of the Clergy, as may 
MbU me to imdentand their wishes in regard to Episcopal Services. 

May the blessing of God Almighty — ^the Father, the Son, and the 
Wy Ohoetk be with you all. Amen. 

AflSectionately, your Bishop, 

W. H. Odenbxouu. 

The responses to this letter were so prompt, and informa- 
tion and arrangements for facilitating my movements were 
10 cheerfullj volnnteered, that I was enabled to begin the 
TKitation of the Diocese as soon as the General Convention 
idjonnied, and to carry it on without let or hindrance 
Anmgh the entire winter season. I am happy to report 
(m the following jonmal will shew in detail) that I have 
minted every parish in cliarge of a Pastor, and Missionary 
fltition, in the Diocese, without exception ; and in some of 
ike Parishes I have been called by the necessities of addi- 
tional confirmations to repeat my official visits. 

On tbp same day, Oct. 18tb— I granted Letters Dimissory 



in behalf of the Rev. James H. Tyng, Presbyter, to tbe 
Bishop of Massachusetts, who accepted the transfer: who 
Letters Dimissory to the Eev. Wm. D. Hianson, Presbyter, 
late ^Hector of Trinity Church, Princeton, to the Bishop rf 
Ohio, who accepted the transfer. Trinity Church has sinee 
been filled by the election of the Rev. Dr. Wm. A. Dod, 
Deacon, to be Rector elect. 

I gave a License to Mr. Geo. C. Eyland to act as Lay Beader i 
in Succasunna, and parts adjacent, under the supervision of 
the Rev. P. B. Morrison, Presbyter : also to Mr. Heniy P. 
Hay, B. A., under the supervision of the Rev. Georp P. 
Schetky, B. D., Presbyter. 

On Friday, October 14th — ^I took my seat, for the first time 
as Bishop of New Jersey in the House of Bishops, when 
during the General Conventions of 1844 and '47, 1 had ben 
present as Assistant Secretary to the late Provisional Biahop 
of New York, then the Rev. Dr. Wainwright. 

But neither the w^rm welcome which I received firom the 
Bishops, nor familiarity with the business proceedings of dw 
House, could overcome the sense of strangeness, as I wisaA 
from that venerable Council of the Church, the well remofr 
bered form and voice, and canonical perspicacity of tho lite 
Bishop of this Diocese. 

I received and accepted Letters Dimissory from the 
Provisional Bishop of New York, on behalf of the Eev. J. 
Brinton Smith, Presbyter, Rector elect of St. Matthew*! 
Church, Jersey City, vacated by the resignation of the Eer. 
James J. Bowden. 

I also received and accepted Letters Dimissory from tie 
Bishop of Tennessee, on behalf of the Rev. George P. 
Schetky, B. D., Presbyter, Rector elect of St. AndreVi 
Church, Mount Holly. 

Saturday, Oct. 15th. — ^I received from the Standing Com- 
mittee certificates for ordination on behalf of Dr. Wm. A. 
Dod, and of the Rev. Jos. F. Saunders, Deacon ; and noti- 
fied them of the 4th Sunday in Advent as the stated time for 
holding the ordination. Dr. Dod was afterwards, for sp^ 
cial reasons, ordained at an earlier day. 



17th Sunday after Trinity, Oct 16th.— At night I 
ed in the Monnmental Church, Bichmond. 
ncfiday, October 19th. — ^Received from the Bishop of 
I iho acceptance of Letters Dimissory, granted to the 
rm. n. Carter by the Standing Committee of S'ew 
during their administration of the Diocese. 
18ih Sunday after Trinity, Oct. 22d.— In St. Paul's 
, Bichmond, I was present at the consecration of the 
. 0. Lay, D. D. to the Missionary Episcopate of the 
Vest. 

lay, Oct. 24th. — ^Tlic Cxcncral Convention having 
ts session, I left Bichmond and began preparations 
removal of my family to Burlington. 
lay, Oct. 25th. — Granted Letters Dimissory to the 
rancis B. J. Lightboume, Presbyter, to the Ecclesi- 
luthority of the Diocese of Toronto, the acceptance 
li letters has not yet been received. 
lesday, Oct. 26th. — Accepted from the Bishop of 
Ivania Letters Dimissory on bdialf of the Bev. D. 
iesby, Presbyter, Bector elect of Trinity Parish, 
EoUy. 

Simon and Jude's day, Oct. 28th. — ^In St. Barnabas' 
jSBion Chapel, Burlington, I celebrated the Holy 
nion, and lectured. 

6 Evening Prayer, in St. Peter's Church, Philadel- 

r permission of the Bishop of Pennsylvania, I con- 

with an Address, eleven persons; baptized two 

received one infant ; and solemnized one mar- 

L9th Sunday after Trinity, Oct. 30th.— A. M. In 

I where the congregation of Trinity Parish, Trenton, 

, I celebrated the Holy Communion, catechized the 

. ; preached ; and confirmed, with an Address, twen- 

^ersons. 

the Evening Prayer in St. Michael's Church, Tren- 

reached. 

ay, Oct. 31st.— Granted Letters Dimissory to the 

of California, to the Bev. H. Goodwin, Presbyter, 



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and late Bector of Trinity Church, Trenton, which lettoi 
have been accepted. Trinity Chnrch has since been filled j 
by the election of the Eev. Dr. N. W. Camp to the Be(^ 
ship. of the Parish. 

AH Saints' Day, Nov. 1st. — At noon, in the Chapel of the 
Holy Innocents, Burlington, I celebrated the Holy Conmnh 
nion, and addressed the pupils of St. Mary's "HbII on i]» 
opening of the new term. Although this was my first offidd 
act within the walls of this Institution, I was no stranger to 
the place and its associations. For seven years I had ebon 
Burlington for a summer residence for my family, and Iim 
almost daily welcomed at the Hall by Bishop Doane, oid- 
ating at its services, acquainted with the Teachers and Fn- 
pils, and watching the growth of this goodly vine pUntei 
by the hand, and nourished with the tears and life blood 
of the great Prelate, whose perpetual monument and pnin 
it will remain, I trust, to the latest generation. 

I granted Letters Dimissory to the Rev. P. YootlMi 
Finch, Deacon, whose transfer had been requested, and Im 
since been accepted by the Ecclesiastical authority of Con- 
necticut, according to § HI, of Canon 7, Title L 

Wednesday, Nov. 2d. — Granted Letters Dimissory to flu 
Rev. James Chrystal, Deacon, to the Bishop of DeUwan^ 
who had requested, and has since accepted the transfer. 

At the Evening Prayer in St. Peter's Church, Philad* 
phia, I baptized one infant. 

Thursday, Nov. 3d.— At the Evenmg Prayer in St. Peter'l 
Church, Philadelphia, baptized one infant. 

Friday, Nov. 4th. — ^In Princeton I held the canonical ex- 
amination on behalf of Dr. Wm. A. Dod, candidate for 
Deacon's Orders. 

Saturday, Nov. 5th — In Trinity Church, Princeton, I hdd 
a Special Ordination, and admitted Dr. Wm. A. Dod to 
the Holy Order of Deacons ; preached, confirmed and ad- 
dressed fifteen persons. 

The 20th Sunday after Trinity, Nov. 6th.— A. M. In 8t 
Matthew's Church, Jersey City, I instituted the Rev. J- 
Brinton Smith into the Rectorship,. and preached. 



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aenthe services, vifiited the Sunday Schools of Trinity 
Jersey Oiiy, and addressed the children. 

Attended the Evening Prayer in Grace Church, 
>rBt, Jersey City, and preached. 
B;ht, held Evening Service in St. Matthew's Church ; 
1 ; and confirmed, with an Address, twenty-two per- 
il of whom were from Trinity Church, Jersey City, 
from Orace Church, Van Vorst. 
ay, Nov. 7th. — Granted Letters Dimissory to the 
obart Chetwood, Presbyter, to the Ecclesiastical 
Y of the Diocese of New York, who has accepted 
sfer. 

ay, Nov. 8th. — ^In St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia, 
lized one marriage. 

esday, Nov. 9. — ^At Burlington College, Burlington, 
ed a meeting of the Board of Trustees of that 
cm, which under God's blessing and the hearty 
fcion of Churchmen may be made, I trust, to fulfil 
[ition of its founder, my Eight Beverend Prede- 

lay, Nov. 12th. — ^Eeceived and accepted Letters 
cy from the Provisional Bishop of New York on 
f the Rev. D. F. Warren, Presbyter, Rector elect 
:y Parish, Elizabeth. 

Lst Sunday after Trinity. — ^A. M. Li St. Andrew's 
Sfount Holly, I instituted the Rev. George Paterson 
, B. D., into the Rectorship of the Parish, and 
l. 

At the Evening Prayer in St. Andrew's Church, 
Holly, preached and confirmed, with an Address, 
rsons. 

;ht, held service in the Hall, where the members of 
Parish worship, and preached, 
ly, Nov. 15th.— In St. Peter's Church, Philadel- 
smnized one marriage. 

^, Nov. 18th — ^At the Evening Prayer in St. Peter's, 
one infant. 

Id Sunday after Trinity, A. M.— La Triniiy Church, 
2 



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Newark, preaoked and confirmed, widi an AddresB, tweatj' 

six parens. 

P. M. — ^At Evening Prayer, in CShriBt Chnrch, Bloom- 
field, preached and confirmed, with an Address, thiiteen 
persons. 

I held a night service in St Matthew's Ohurch, Newiri^ 
preached, catechized the children, and confirmed, with a 
Address, fourteen persons. 

Monday, Nov. 21. — I attended the Daily Morning Pnyer 
in the House of Prayer, Newark, and the Daily Eveoiog 
Prayer in Grace Church, Newark, and made an AddieiBi 

Tuesday, Nov. 22d. — After the Morning Prayer in Qfioe 
Church, Newark, addressed the children ; and at 8 P. IL, 
in the City of Elizabeth, I laid the comer stone of IMoitj 
Church and delivered an Address. 

Thursday, Nov. 24th, Thanksgiving Day.— A. M- In St 
Michael's Church, Trenton, I celebrated the Holy Gommimr 
ion, preached, and confirmed, with an Address, tibirtj-oM 
persons, of whom one was from Trinity Parish, Princeton. 

I attended Evening Prayer in St Mary's Hall, Bnxling- 
ton, and addressed the pupils. 

Friday, Nov. 25th. — Said the Daily Morning and Etwi- 
ing Prayer in St. Mary's Church, Burlington. I will here 
state, that I do not consider it necessary to record alwaji 
my share in the Daily Prayer of the Church, unless an Ad- 
dress, or other special act shall require it. Accustomed for 
many years to have access to a daily public worship of 
Almighty God, I must always desire to avail myself, ait * 
Christian man and not simply as a Bishop, of the privily 
wherever a House of Prayer may be opened for Diviw 
Service. I made the canonical request to the Bishop d 
Delaware for the transfer to New Jersey of the Rev. Joto 
L. McKim, Deacon, who has since assisted the Bev. Beetor 
of the House of Prayer, Newark. 

Saturday, Nov. 26th.— In the City of Philadelphia I #- 
ciated at a funeral. 

The First Sunday in Advent, Nov. 27th.— A. M. I opa«^ 
ed the Services of the New Christian Year in St Hitf^ 



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ftoreh, Borlington, wliere I celebrated the Holy Oommnn- 
n and preached. 

In the afternoon, at St. Peter's Ohurch, Bancocas, I bap- 

mi eight persons (two adults and six infants), preached 

id eonfinned, with an Address, two persons. 

At the Evening Prayer in St. Stephen's Church, Beverly, 

preached. And at the Night Service held in the Free 

iinim Chapel of St. Barnabas, Burlington, I preached and 

ptized one adult 

Monday, Nov. 28th. — ^In the morning in St. Peter's 

loreh, Philadelphia, I solemnized one marriage. 

INieBday, Nov. 29th.— In the city of Philadelphia, I bap- 

led, in private, one child. 

At Evening Prayer in St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia, 

ptind four persons (one adult, and three infants). 

8t Andrew's Day, Wednesday, Nov. 30th.— At St. Mary's 

unch, Burlington, I celebrated the Holy Communion and 

stored. 

At the Noon Service in the Chapel of the Holy Innocents, 

i Kaiy's Hall, I celebrated the Holy Communion and 

stored. 

Thursday, Dec. 1st. — In Christ Church, Bordentown, I 

hnmized a marriage. 

Friday, Dec. 2d. — ^At the Evening Prayer in Trinity 

liorch, Bed Bank, I catechized the children, preached, 

d eonfirmed, with an Address, twelve persons. 

The 9d Sunday in Advent, Dec. 4th. — ^I officiated in St. 

Bter^B Ohurch, Perth Amboy, and preached. 

At the Evening Prayer in St. Stephen's Church, South 

mboy, preached, and confirmed, with an Address, thirty 

nons, of whom one was confirmed in private. 

At Night Service in St Peter's Church, Spotswood, I 

(Mched, and confirmed, with an Address, seven persons. 

Tnesday, Dec. 6th. — ^In Philadelphia, I solemnized a mar- 

•ge. 

Wednesday, Dec. 7th. — ^In Newark, in the Vestry Boom 
t Grace Ohurch, I met for the first time with the Standing 
Wmiittee of the Diocese, and foimd the judgment of these 



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genUemen — Clerical and Lay — ^who are ezperieneed in Dio- 
cesan affairs, most helpfal to me, in the points on whU 
conference and consultation were required. 

I also met with the same committee as TmsteeB of tlu 
Offerings of the Church, who under § V of our Xih Biooein 
Canon, are associated with the Bishop in applying the con- 
tributions for Diocesan Missions. It is due to the Trortev 
to say, that in answer to my inquiries, they disclaimed the 
exercise of any interference whatever with the appointmeBt 
of Missionaries. 

Wednesday, Dec. 10th. — Granted Letters Dimisaoiy oo 
behalf of the Bev. David Clarkson to the Diocese of Kaiutt, 
the notification of the acceptance of which has not ben 
received. 

The 3d Sunday in Advent, Dec. 14th. — ^A. M. In Giaoe 
Church, Pemberton, one of the posts filled by the Ber. 
Wellington Forgus, Olden Missionary to the Pines, I cele- 
brated the Holy Communion, addressed the children, prescb- 
ed, and confirmed, with an Address, three persons. 

The Evening Prayer was said in a hall at Medford, ift- 
other Missionary Station, under the Sev. Mr. Forgus' chaige^ 
after which I preached. 

Wednesday in Ember Week, Dec. 14th. — ^In the City rf 
Philadelphia I administered the Holy Conmiunion in private 
to a sick person. 

Saturday in Ember Week, Dec. 17th. — ^Received canoni- 
cal notice from the Bishop of Massachusetts of the d^osi- 
tion from the Ministry of the Church of the Rev. A D. 
Spalter, Deacon. I granted a License to Mr. Thomas Kefl- 
son to act as Lay Reader in Florence, under the supervision 
of Rev. Marcus F. Hyde, Presbyter. 

The 4th Sunday in Advent, Dec. 18th. — ^This being one of 
the stated times of Ordination, as set forth in § VI of Canoa 
4, Title I ; in Grace Church, Newark, I preached, and re- 
ceived into the holy office of Priesthood the Rev. Joseph S. 
Saunders, Deacon. The Priests present, and who laid on 
hands, were the Rev. Messrs. Cady, Randall, Sbackelfard) 
Rose, and I^ewman of Pennsylvania. 



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▼aning Prayer in St. Paul's Chnrch, Newark, I 
L 

ay, Dec. 20th. — ^I visited St. John's Parish, Eliza- 
1 in a Hall where the congregation are worshipping 
the building of their new Church, I held service, 
1, and confirmed, with an Address, twenty-five per- 
3 of whom was confirmed in private, 
homas' Day, Wednesday, Dec. 21st. — ^In Christ 
Elizabeth, I celebrated the Holy Communion, catc- 
he children, preached, and confirmed, with an Ad- 
enty-four persons. 

ght after the Evening Prayer in Grace Church, 
hport, I preached, and confiimed, with an Address, 
sons. 

fy Dec. 23d. — ^I received canonical notice fSrom the 
)f "Western New York, of the deposition from the 
' of the Church of the Rev. Thomas Dunn Sleeper. 
lay, Dec. 24th. — ^In St. Mary's Church, Burlington, 
Lg to appointment, I held a Special Christmas Eve 
and delivered an Address. 

ly, Dec. 25th, Christmas Day. — ^I celebrated the Holy 
lion in St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia, and preached; 
) afternoon, at the Evening Prayer in St. John's 
Camden, I preached and confirmed, with an Ad- 
ne persons, one of whom wqs in private. 
e Night Service in St. Paul's Church, Camden, I 
I and confirmed, with an Address, twenty-five persons, 
ephen^s Day, Monday, Dec. 26th. — ^A. M. In St. 
a' Free Mission Chapel, Burlington, I celebrated the 
^mmunion and lectured. 

K>n, in the Chapel of the Holy Innocents, I cele- 
he Holy Communion and lectured^to the pupils of 
fs HaU. 

fht, at Evening Prayer, in the Chapel of the Holy 
ts, I baptized eight adults. 

hn's Day, Tuesday, Dec. 27th.— In St. Peter's Church, 
pbia, I celebrated the Holy Communion and lectured. 
;ht, after Evening Prayer in St, Michael's Church, 
towDy P«nn., I preached. 



u 

The Holy Lmoceats' Day, Wednesday, Dec. SSth.— In 
Peter's Church, Philadelphia, I conducted the Annual 
ercises of the Sunday Schools of the Parish, and deliyec^^ 
an Address. 

I left Philadelphia for Jersey City, to be present at i 
night celebration of the Sunday Schools of Orace Chunsl^ 
Yan Yorst, but was detained until late at night by the ice 
in New York Bay. 

Thursday, Dec. 29th. — I visited the Mission at Banoocti^ 
in charge of Mr. Hay, Lay Header, and baptized thirteen 
penions (three adults and ten infants), preached and OOQ- 
firmed, with an Address, five persons. 

Granted Letters Dimissory to the Bev. Henry B. Bartov, ' 
Presbyter, to Bishop Potter of Pennsylvania, who hs8 Ur i 
cepted the transfer. 

Sunday after Christmas, and Feast of the CircumcisiOD, 
Jan 1st, I860.— A. M. In Christ Church, Bergen, I cele- 
brated the Holy Communion, preached, and confirmed, 
with an Address, eight persons. 

P. M.— Li St. John's Church, West Hoboken, preached, 
and confirmed, with an Address, eleven persons. 

Evening. — ^In St. Paul's Church, Hoboken, preached, and 
confirmed, with an Address, nine persons. 

Wednesday, Jan. 4th. — ^I visited the Mission Stations is 
charge of the Rev. P. Browne Morrison, viz : At Succasuniub 
in the afternoon I held service and preached ; and in the even- 
ing, at Stanhope I held service and preached. 

Thursday, Jan. 6th.— A. M. In St. James' ChurAj 
Hackettstown, celebrated the Holy Communion and preacb- 
ed. 

P. M. — ^After Evening Prayer in St. James' Chmc*^ 
Hackettstown, preached, and confirmed, with an Addre^^ 
one person. 

Evening. — ^Held Service and preached in St. Jam^^ 
Church, Hackettstown. 

The Epiphany, Friday, Jan. 6th.— A. M. Li St Luk 
Church, Hope, celebrated the Holy Communion and 
ed, confirmed, in private, one person. 



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\t m^btj in Ghiist Church, Newton, I held semce, 
•ehed, and oonfinned, with an Address, fourteen persons, 
(atnrdaj, Jan. 7th. — visited St. John's Church, Boon- 
, and after Evening Prayer, preached, and confirmed, 
h an Address, five persons, one of whom was in private. 
[he 1st Sunday after the Epiphany, Jan. 8th. — ^A. M. In 
Peter's Churdi, Morristown, I celebrated the Holy Com- 
mon, preached, and confirmed, with an Address, seven 
son& 

?• IL — ^In the Church of the Redeemer, Morristown, I 
eehed and confirmed, with an Address, two persons. 
Svening. — ^At Dover I held service in St. John's Church, 
eehed, and confirmed, with an Address, three persons. 
?Hday, Jan. 13th. — ^I received as a candidate for Holy 
lers in this Diocese, Mr. Henry P. Hay, B. A., from the 
loese of Pennsylvania. 

Che 2d Sunday after the Epiphany, Jan. 15. — A. M. In 
Mary's Church, Burlington, I celebrated the Holy Com- 
nion and preached. 

?. M. — ^I said the Evening Prayer and preached in St. 
ay's Church, Burlington. 

It night, after the Evening Service in the Chapel of the 
)ly Innocents, I addressed the Pupils. 
(Wednesday, Jan. 18th. — ^I appointed Mr. H. P. Hay, 
ididate for Holy Orders, to the Bishop Croes Scholar- 
p in the (General Theological Seminary. 
Priday, Jan. 20th. — Beceived and accepted Letters Di- 
BBory from the Provisional Bishop of New York on behalf 
the Eev. (Jeo. C. PenneU, Eector elect of St. Stephen's 
mrch, Millbum. 

Ihe 8d Sunday after the Epiphany, Jan. 22d.— A. M. In 
iriit Church, Woodbury, I celebrated the Holy Commun- 
1, preached, and confirmed, with an Address two persons. 
hk the evening I held Service and preached in St Thom- 
' Church, Glassborough. 

Tuesday, Jan. 24th.— I licensed Mr. John Hamed Morris 
^Mt as Lay Beader in Stockton, under the direction of the 
lev, Wm. Passmore, Presbyter. 



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WednoBday, Jan. 25th.— I licenaed to act as Lay Beidn 
in Burlington and parts adjacent, under my own diieotion, 
Mr. Charles H. Bryan, Mr. Robert A. Poole, and Hr. 
Charles Douglass, candidates for Holy Orders, and pmsuDg 
their studies in Burlington College. 

The Conversion of St. Paul, Wednesday, Jan. 25tL— A. 
M. I celebrated the Holy Communion in St Mary's Ghnnh 
Burlington, and lectured. 

At the Noon Service in the Chapel of St Mary's Hill, I 
celebrated the Holy Communion, addressed the pupils, alio 
confirmed, with an Address, one person. 

At night in St. Andrew's Church, Mount Holly, I preached 
and confirmed, with an Address, sixteen persons, of whoa 
one was from the Mission at Medford, in charge of the Ber. 
Mr. Forgus. 

The 4th Sunday after the Epiphany, Jan. 29th.— I viaitod, 
for the second time, Trinity Parish, Princeton, and 

A. M. — ^preached and confirmed, with an Address, fifa 
persons. 

P. M. — ^At Evening Prayer baptized one infant, cate- 
chized the children and preached. 

At night, after the Evening Service, I preached. 

Wednesday, Feb. 1st. — ^In St. Mary's Church, Burlington, 
I baptized one adult, and confirmed, with an Address, one 
person. 

The Purification of B. V. Mary, Thursday, Feb. 2d.-In 
Christ Church, Newark I held an Evening Service and 
preached. 

Friday, Feb. 3d.— A. M. In St. Stephen's Church, Mill- 
bum, I instituted the Eev. Geo. C. Pennell into the Kofi- 
torship of the Parish, and preached. 

Septuagesima Sunday, Feb. 5th. — A. M. In St Paul'i 
Church, Paterson, celebrated the Holy Eucharist, preached, 
and confirmed, with an Address, eleven persons, one of 
whom was confirmed in private. 

P, M. — At Passaic Bridge Mission, in charge of the Bev. 
Samuel Clements, after the Evening Prayer in the Hall naed 
by the congregation, I preached. 



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night, in St Faul'a Church, Pateroon, I held an Even- 
eryice and preached. 

day, Feb. 10th.— In St. Mary's Church, Burlington, I 
Bed one infant. 

ogeBima Sunday, Feb. 12th. — ^A. M. In Chrifit Church, 
itown, I catechized the children, preached, and con- 
d, with an Address, four persons. 
IL — ^At Hightstown I held service for the congrega- 
>f Trinity Parish, preached, and tjonfirmed in private, 
an Address, two persons. 

night, after Evening Prayer, in Christ Church, Allen- 
^ I preached. 

Bflday, Feb. 14th. — ^In St. Mary's Church, Burlington, 
siated at a funeral. Granted Letters Dimissory to Rev. 
. Pecke, to the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese 
Assachusetts, by whom the transfer has been accepted, 
linquagesima Sunday, Feb. 19th. — A. M. In Christ 
ch, New Brunswick, celebrated the Holy Communion, 
thed, and confirmed, with an Address, fourteen persons. 
een Services the children were assembled in the Church 
[ catechized and addressed them. 
M. — ^In St. James' Church, Piscatawa, I hold service 
>reached. 

night, after Evening Prayer, in Christ Church, New 
Bwick, I preached. 

h Wednesday, Feb. 22d.— A. M. In St. Mary's 
ch, Burlington, I celebrated the Holy Communion, 
)reached. 

It — ^At Evening Prayer in St. Mary's Church, Bur- 
on, I baptized three persons (one adult and two infants), 
read a Homily, accompanied with an Address. 
leld a Night Service in the Chapel of the Holy Inno- 
i, addressed the pupils of St. Mary's Hall, and baptized 
erBons (five adults and one eliild). At a later hour, I held 
ght Service in the Chapel of Burlington College, and 
eased the students of that institution. I admitted as 
iKdidate for Holy Orders, Mr. Levi Johnston, of Belvi- 
, and received from the Standing Committee their cer- 



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tificate fd!r Ordination on behalf of Mr. H. C. Eayr^ Oottall, 
and testimonials for candidatcship for PrieQts' Ordm> on 
behalf of Bev. H. L. M. Clarke and Rev. Geo. S. Lewis, 
M. A. 

Thursday, Feb. 23d. — ^At a Hall used by the congregatioi 
of St. Peter's Parish, Bancocas, and under the irnTnffitf** 
charge of Mr. Hay, a candidate for Holy Orders, I held 
Service, preached, and confirmed, with an Address, two 
persons. 

St. Matthias' Day, Friday, Feb. 24th.— A. M. I celebi%- 
ted the Holy Communion in St. Mary's Church, Buriisg- 
ton, and lectured. 

P. M. — After Evening Prayer in St. Mary's I delivered a 
Lenten Lecture. 

The 1st Sunday in Lent, Feb. 26th.— A. M* In Once 
Church, Orange, I celebrated the Holy Communion, ctto- 
chized the children, and preached. 

P. M. After the Evening Prayer in St Mark's Ghunfa, 
Orange, catechised the children and preached, and cMr 
firmed, with an Address, eight persons. 

At night, in Grace Church, Orange, I preached and oon- 
firmed, with an Address, fourteen persons. 

Monday, Feb. 27th. — After the Evening Prayer in 8t 
John's Church, Somerville, I preached and confirmed, with 
an Address, two persons. 

Wednesday in Ember- Week, Feb. 29. — Granted Letten 
Dimissory to the Bev. 11. C. H. Dudley, Deacon, to the 
Bishop of Ohio, who has accepted the transfer. The parisb rf 
St. John's, Dover, vacated by the resignation of tiie Bev* 
Mr. Dudley, has been filled by tlie Bev. T. W. Street, iCi- 
sionary. 

At tlie Evening Prayer in St. Mary's Church, Burlington, 
I l)apti2cd three persons, two adults and one infant, sad 
read one of tlie Homilies, accompanied with an Addrees. ^ 
Licensed the Bev. Wm. H. Earle, Deacon, to preach in the 
Diocese of New Jersey. 

Friday in Ember- Week, March 2d. — ^After Evening Pi*^' 
er in St. Mary's, Burlington, I delivered a Lenten Lecture. 



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Saturday in Ember- Week, March 3d. — ^In the Chapel of 
\ H0I7 Innocentfl, Barlington, I baptized one adult. Ex* 
ined Mr. H. 0. Eayre Costell, a Candidate for the Order 
Deacons, and the Rev. H. T. Wells, a Candidate for the 
Jy Office of Priesthood. 

[be Sd Sunday in Lent, March 4th. — ^This being one of 
I stated times of Ordination, according to primitive us- 
e and canonical provision, I held an Ordination in, St. 
iry*s Church, Burlington, celebrating the Holy Commu- 
•n and preaching the Ordination Sermon. Mr. H. C. 
fre CosetU was admitted to the Order of Deacons ; and 
t pRev. H. T. Wells was received into the Holy OflBce 
Priesthood. The Rev. M. F. Hyde, and 1 1 Rev. E. 
Smith, the Priests present, laying on hands. 
P. M. At the Evening Prayer in St> Mary's Church, 
riington, I preached and confirmed, with an Address, 
ir persons. 

At night held a service in the Chapel of the Holy Inno- 
Its, and confirmed, with an Address, twenty-eight pupils 
St. Mary's Hall. 

Foesday, March 6th. — ^At Medford, a Station of the Olden 
tMionary, I held a Kight Service and preached. 
Wednesday, March 7th. — In Trinity Church, Moorestown, 
leld an Afternoon Service for the children of the Parish, 
d catechized and addressed them. 

At night, in Trinity Church, Moorestown, after the Eve- 
ng Prayer, I preached and confirmed, with an Address, 
'e persons. 

Friday, March 9th. — In St. Andrew's Church, Lambert- 
Be, I held an Evening Service, preached and confirmed, 
ith an Address, eight persons. 

Sitnrday, March 10th.— In St. Luke's Church, Philips- 
ttf^ at Morning Service, I preached and confirmed, with 
1 Address, three persons. 

The Sd Sunday in Lent, March 11th. — A. M. In Zion 
hnrch, Belvidere, I celebrated tlie Holy Communion, 
nached and confirmed, with an Address, six persons. 
P. M. In St James' Church, Enowlton, after the Even- 
Qg Prayer, I preached. 



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At night, in St. Luke^s Chnrcli, Hope, I held a Ni^/ 
Service, and preached. 

Wednesday, March 14th. — After Evening Pray^ in fit 
Mary's, Burlington, I read one of the Homilies, accomptn/ed 
with an Address. 

• Thursday, March 15th. — In Mount Holly, I consecrated 
Trinity Church to the Worship of Almighty God, cde- 
brating the Holy Communion ; the Rev. Wm. B. SteYcm, 
D. D., Rector of St. Andrew's Church, Philadelphia, preach- 
ing the Sermon. 

At night, after the Evening Prayer, in Trinity Chnreli, 
Mount Holly, I preached and confirmed, with an Addreai^ 
twenty-seven persons. 

Friday, March 10th. — After Evening Prayei' in St. Hai/i 
Church, Burlington, I delivered a Lenten Lecture. G^ted 
Letters Dimissory to the Rev. James J. Bowden, Presbyter, 
to the Bishop of Massachusetts, who has accepted the traitf- 
fer. The Parish of St. Matthew's, Jersey City, yacated by 
the Rev. Mr. Bowden, has been filled by the Rev. J. Brintoa 
Smith. 

The 4th Sunday in Lent, March 18th.— A. M. In St 
Paul's Church, Rahway, I celebrated the Holy Commnniofl) 
preached and confirmed, with an Address, nineteen personi, 
one of whom was confirmed in private. 

P. M. In the Hall where the Congregation of Trinity 
Parish, Woodbridge, worship, I held a Service, preached 
and confirmed, with an Address, one person. 

Monday, March 19th. — In St. Luke's Church, West 
Bloomfield, after the Evening Prayer, I preached, and con- 
firmed, with an Address, six persons. 

Wednesday, March 21st. — ^I attended the examinations iB 
Burlington College ; and at night, in St. Stephen's Church, 
Beverly, I preached and confirmed, with an Address, niJ* 
persons. 

Thursday, March 22d. — I attended the examinationfl *^ 
Burlington College, and after the Evening Prayer in ^ 
College Chapel, I delivered an Address to the Students ani 
conferred the acenstomed Academical Hononrs. 



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>Wday, Mareh asd— A. M. In St. Peter's Church, Free- 

d, I celebrated the Holy Commnnion, preached, and 

finned, with an Address, one person. 

Ifker Service, I administered the Holy Communion on 

» seyeral occasions, to persons in private. 

Lt night, after Evening Prayer in St. Peter's Church, 

idioldy I preached. 

latniday, March 24th.— At Keyport I held a Night Ser- 

d in a Hall, and preached. 

lie 5th Sonday in Lent, and Feast of the Annunciation, 

reh 25. — ^A. M. In Trinity Church, Middletown Point, I 

abntted the Holy Communion, baptized two adults, 

ached, and confirmed, with an Address, fourteen persons. 

\ M. I re-opened with the Evening Prayer, and an Ad- 

■y Christ Church, Middletown, and preached. 

li night, at a second visitation to Trinity Church, Bed 

nk, I held a Service, catechized the children, preached, 

I Qonfinned, with an Address, nine persons. Total num- 

' eonfinned in this Parish is twenty-one persons. 

Wednesday, March 27th. — Granted Letters Dimissory on 

lalf of the Rev. Walter A. Sterling, to the Provisional 

1k^ of If ew York, who has accepted the transfer. 

draraday, March 29th.— A. M. In the City of Philadei- 

ia I attended a funeral. 

it night, at a third visitation, to St. Andrew's Church, 

mnt Holly, after the Evening Prayer, I preached and 

ifirmed, with an Address, thirteen persons, one of whom 

« in private. 

Friday, March 30th. — ^At a second visitation to Trinity 

ffiflh, Trenton, after the Evening Prayer, I catechized the 

ifldren, preached, and confirmed, with an Address, thir- 

apersons. Total number confirmed in this Parish thirty- 

ir. 

The Sunday next before Easter, April 1st. — ^A. M. In 

Mist Church, Bord^ntown, I celebrated the Holy Com- 

i&ioa and preached. 

P.M.-— At Crosswicks I visited the Mission Station, in 

»«^ of the Kev. Mr. Foggo, and after the Evening Prayer, 



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preached, and conflrmed, with an AddresB, one person hm 
Christ Church, Allentown. 

At night, after the Evening Prayer in Christ Church, Boit- 
dentown, I preached, and confirmed, with an Address, fire 
persons. 

Monday before Easter, April 2d. — ^In St. Mary's Chudi, 
Burlington, after Evening Prayer, I delivered a Holy W^k 
Lecture. I gave consent to the formation of the new Parisk 
of Trinity Church, Bergen Point. 

Tuesday before Easter, April 3d.— P. M. In St. Mtiy'i 
Church, Burlington, I baptized one adult, celebrate Ae 
Holy Communion, and lectured. 

Granted Letters Dimissory to Rev. Edwin B. Chase, Prei- 
byter, to the Bishop of Massachusetts, who has accepted the 
transfer. 

P. M.— In St. Mary's Church, Burlington, after Evening 
Prayer, I delivered a Holy Week Lecture. 

Wednesday, before Easter, April 4th. — ^A. M. In St 
Mary's Church, Burlington, celebrated the Holy Comintm- 
ion and lectured. 

Granted Letters Dimissory to the Bev. C. F. Hoffnitti 
Presbyter, to the Provisional Bishop of New York, who lii 
accepted the transfer. Mr. Hoffman's missionary charge of 
Trinity Church, Fairview, has been taken by the Bev. Dr. 
Knight. 

P. M. In St. Mary's Church, Burlington, after theEren^ 
ing Prayer, delivered a Holy Week Lecture. 

Thursday before Easter, April 5th. — A. M. In St Maijli 
Church, Burlington, celebrated tlie Holy Communion iwl 
lectured. 

P. M. In St. Mary's Church, Burlington, after the Eiren- 
ing Prayer, I delivered a Holy Week Lecture. 

Good Friday, April 6th.— A. M. In St. Marj-'s Chun*, 
Burlington, I celebrated the Holy Communion, preached, 
and confirmed, with an Address, two persons. 

P. M. At Evening Prayer, in St. Mary's Church, Ba^ 
lington, baptized two infants, and delivered a Holy WiB» 

L^ttLl^. 



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lilrt9!*£T€0, April 7th.— A. M. In St Mary's Ohoroh, 

MingtoD, celebrated the Holy Commanion, and preached. 

P.M. At the Evening Prayer in St. Mary's Chnrchi 

BaiiDgton, ddirered the closing Lecture of the Holy Week 

Mne. 

Et8ter-Day, April 8th.— A. M. In St. Mary's Church, 
Updington, celebrated the Holy Communion, preached and 
itodiued the children. 

P. M. At the Evening Prayer in St. Stephen's Chapel, 
Iqraice, baptized twenty-two persons (3 adults, 19 child- 
a) ; preached, and confirmed, with an Address, four per- 
m. Iliis is the first Episcopal Visitation which has ever 
pen made to Florence. 

IDondAy in Easter-Week, April 9th. — After the Evening 
nayer in Grace Church, Newark, preached, and confirmed, 
ith an Address, thirty-one persons. Eeceived from the 
roviaional Bishop of New York, Letters Dimissory on be- 
llf on the Bev. E. Travis, Jr. 

Ibesday in Easter- Week, April 10th. — A. M. In Christ 
[mrch, Newark, addressed the children and preached. 
At night, after Evening Prayer in the House of Prayer, 
ky catechized the children, preached, and confirmedi 
an Address, twenty-two persons. 
Wednesday, April 11th. — P. M. In Grace Church, Plain- 
dd, after Evening Prayer, preached, and confirmed, with 
& Address, eight persons. 

At night, afl;er the Evening Prayer in Christ Church, 
bvark, preached, and confirmed, with an Address, thir- 
f-two persons. I licensed to preach the Rev. James Hoyt 
Imith, Deacon, who had been ordained, but not licensed, in 
oodier Diocese. 

Thursday, April 12th.— A. M. In Christ Church, Belle- 
riDe, I preached, and confirmed, with an Address, six per- 



At night, at South Orange, I made a visitation to the con- 
plgition a£ the Parish of the Holy Communion, in charge 
tf fte Rev. J. W. Shackelford, during the absence from the 
United States of the oflSciating minister. Rev. H. H. Reid ; 



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and after the Eveiiing Prayer I preached, and confinned, 
with an Address, two persons. It was on mj way to SobA 
Orango that I received the melancholy intelligence of die 
death, in Europe, of the Rev. Horace H. Beid, the IGmiCQr 
of the Parish, and who had expected to be present at tfak 
visitation to his interesting charge. 

It is with deep sorrow that I record the death of oor 
brother — tho only one whom we have lost in this way from 
our Clerical ranks since my charge of the Diocese. 

Although I had no personal acquaintance with Mr. Beid, 
for he had left the country before my consecration, yet fron 
a gi*aceful and scholarly letter which he wrote to me after 
my election to the Episcopate ; and from the earnest wijid 
which he described his interest in his new field of labovit 
South Orange, I had formed a high regard for his inteOeet- 
ual culture, and his zeal in the befitting duties of his Hofy 
oflScc. He had accomplished his tour in Europe, and wiA 
renewed vigor of body and mind was about to return to Mb 
home and work, when in a moment and by a most distreu* 
ing accident he was removed. 

At midnight, a stranger in a strange land, his soul wy 
taken out of this world, whilst his poor body through a mis- 
step on an upper landing in a hotel at Greneva, Switzerland, 
was hurled lifeless upon the floor below. 

His sudden death enforces upon aU the truth that in thd 
midst of life wc are in death ; and admonishes us of tlie 
clergy in particular to watch, and work, and pray, for we 
know not when the Master of the House cometh to take ac- 
count of our stewardship. 

Friday, April 13th — A. M. At the Morning Prayer at 
the House of Prayer, Newark, I baptized one infant. 

After service, together with the Rev. Presbyters Shtckel- 
ford and Cady I conducted the canonical examination of 
the Eev. J. L. McKim, Deacon, candidate for the order of 
Priesthood. 

At night, at a second visitation to St. Matthew's Church, 
Newark, after the Evening Prayer, catechized the children, 
preached, and confirmed, with an Address, fourteen peraoni* 



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Dhe totel number of i>or8on8 confirmed in this Parish since 
Ht October is twent j-oight. 

Bie First Sondaj after Easter, April 15tli — A. M. In 
kinitjr Ohurch, Jersey City, I instituted the Kcv. K. Travis, 
p. into the Rectorship of the Parish, preached, and con- 
rmed, with an Address, twelve persons. The total nnni- 
sr oonfirmed in this Parish is twenty-two. 
P. M. — ^In St. Matthew's Church, Jersey City, addressed 
e Sunday School and other children of the Parish. 
At night, in St. Matthew's Church, Jersey City, I held a 
xmd visitation, and after the Evening Prayer I preached 
1 confirmed, with an Address, forty-five persons, two of 
lom were from Christ Church, Bergen. The total number 
iflimed in St. Matthew's Parish since October last is fifty 
KT penons. 

Uonday, April 16th. — A. M. In Trinity Church, Eliza- 
th, I instituted the Kev. D. F. Warren into the Kector- 
ip of the Parish, preached, and confirmed, with an Ad- 
eiBy ten persons. 

At night, in St. Paul's Clmrch, Newark, after the Even- 
5 Prayer, I catechized the children, preached, and con- 
med, with an Address, twenty-seven persons. 
Taesday, April 17tli. — At night, in St. Stephen's Church, 
uih Amboy, I held a second visitation and baptized two 
Iknts, preached, and confirmed, with an Address, six per- 
08. The total number confirmed in St. Stephen's Parish 
ice October last, is thirty-six persons. 
Thursday, April 19th.— In St. Peter's Church, Philadel- 
ua, I baptized one infant. 

Friday, April 20th — At a third visitation to Trinity 

iiurch, Princeton, at the Evening Prayer, I baptized two 

inkB, catechized the children, preached, and confirmed, 

i4 an Address, eight persons. Tie total number confirmed 

1 this Parish since October last, is twenty-nine persons. 

The 2d Sunday after Easter, April 22d.— A. M. In Trm- 

ty Church, Hoboken, I catechized the children and preached. 

I also visited the beautiful memorial building, called Grace 

liqpel, erected by a member of Trinity Church, in memory 

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of his Baintod child, and addressed the Sundaj School sdiol- 
ars to whose use it has been appropriated. 

At night, in Trinity Church, Koboken, after the Evening 
Prayer, I preached, and confirmed, with an Address, six per- i 
sons. 

Monday, April 23d. — I gave consent to the organizatioD i 
of the new Parish of St. Stephen's Chapel, Florence. 

Tuesday, April 24:th. — At the Evening Prayer in the 
Church of the Good Shepherd, Fort Lee, I preached and 
baptized o(ie infant. 

Thursday, April 26th. — In Christ Church, Woodbmy, 
after the Evening Prayer, I held a second visitation, andoim- 
firmed, witli an Address, one person. The total number 
confirmed in this Parish since last October, is Uiroe penoni. 

Friday, AprU 27th.— A. M. In St. Peter's Chmdi, 
Clarksborough, I celebrated the Holy Communion and 
preached. 

P. M.— In St. Stephen's Church, MulUca Ilill, I opened 
the Church, which had been closed for many months, vith 
tlie Evening Prayer and an Address. I also preached and 
arranged for the resumption of pastoral care and Chuidi 
Services in this Parish. 

At night, in Trinity Church, Swedesborough, at the Eve- 
ning Prayer, I baptized two infants and preached. 

Satiu-day, April 28th. — I visited the venerable Trinitj 
Chapel, Moravia, which has been closed for years, inspected 
the building and property, and arranged for the resumption 
of occasional services. 

Tlic 3d Sunday after Easter, April 29tli.— In St John's 
Church, Salem, I celebrated the Holy Communion, preach- 
ed and confirmed, with an Address, two persons. 

P. M. — In St. George's Church, Penn's Neck, after thfl 
Evening Prayer, I preached, and confirmed, with an Addreas, 
one person. 

At night, at Bridgcton, Cumberland County, I resumed 
Bcrvice at the Mission, which had been suspended for a year, 
and baptized one infant, preached, and confirmed, with an 
Addi'css, two pei*sons ; and placed the Mission in charge of 
the Eev. James W. Bradin. 



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ilonday, April SOth. — In the Church of the Ascension, 
imceBter, after the Evening Prayer, I preached, and con- 
ned, with an Address, nine persons. 
1 8. Philip and James' Day, Tnesday, May Ist. — A. M. 
8t Mary's Church, Burlington, I celebrated the Holy 
mmmion and lectured. 

Lt noon, in the Chapel of the Holy Innocents, I cclebra- 
the Holy Communion, and opened the new term of the 
atntion with an Address to the pupils. 
i night, in the Chapel of Burlington College, after tlie 
mng Prayer, I opened the new tenn of the Institution 
I an Address to the students. 

Tedneflday, May 2d. — At a second visitation to St. Mi- 
fa Ghnrch, Trenton, after the Evening Prayer I preached 
confirmed, with an Address, twenty-one persons, making 
total number confirmed in this parish since last October, 
-<me persons. 

riday, May 4th. — At Basking Ridge I re-opened St. 
Vn Church, and after Evening Prayer, preached and 
ided for pastoral oversight and services in the parish. 
t night, in St. Peter's Church, Morristown, after the 
Ding Prayer, I catechized the children, and preached. 
ccepted Letters Dimissory from the Bishop of Toronto 
lehalf of the Rev. Thomas Wyer Street, and appointed 
Missionary to the vacant Parish of St. Jolm's, Dover. 
itnrday. May 5th. — At Rockaway I held a service for 
IfiflBion in charge of the Rev. F. D. Canficld, and 
iched. 

he 4th Sunday after Easter, May 6th. — A. M. In Grace 
Bth, Madison, I celebrated the Holy Eucharist, catc- 
»d the children, preached, and confirmed, with an Ad- 
IB, three persons. 

*.M.-— In Calvary Church, Summit, after tlic Evening 
tyer, I preached, and confirmed, with an Address, seven 
ions. 

it night, at a second visitation to St. Stephen's Church, 
Ulmniy aft;cr Evening Prayer, I preached, and confinned, 
h an Address, six persons. 



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Monday, May 7th.— In St. Philip's Ghnrch, Kewarkyalbr 
the Evening Prayer, I catechized the children, preached, and 
confirmed, with an Address, three persons. 

Tuesday, May 8th. — Granted Letters Dimissory to the 
Eev. G. S. Lewis, Deacon, to the Ecclesiastical anthoritf of 
the Diocese of Delaware, by whom the transfer has beeo 
accepted. 

Wednesday, May 9th. — ^After the Evening Prayer in the 
Chapel of Burlington College, I addressed the students. 

Saturday, May 12th. — ^Through the kindness of A. Brown- 
ing, Esq., who provided the means of conveyance, I wu 
enabled to visit, and hold a short service, with an Address, 
in St. John's Church, Chew's Landing, where clerical eer 
vice had not been held for some years, and to arrange for 
opening a Sunday School, with the prospect of Missionii; 
service for the future. I was also enabled, by the sune 
friendly agency to visit the venferable Churcli of St Maiy'i^ 
Colestown, where I have arranged that the Kev. Mr. Wdd 
of Moorcstown, shall hold an occasional service. 

Tlie 5th Sunday after Easter, May 13tli.— A. M. In Qnw 
Church, Haddonfield, I celebrated the Holy Communioii) 
catechized, preached, and confirmed, with an Address, four 
persons. 

At night I took part in the Evening Service in the Chapel 
of the Holy Innocents, St. Mary's Ilall, Burlington. 

Rogation Monday, May 14th. — In the Chapel of the Holy 
Innocents, St. Mary's Hall, Burlington, I baptized one adolt 

Rogation Wednesday, May 16th. — With the Rev. Pres- 
byters E. K. Smith and G. J. Burton, I held the canonical 
examination of tlie Rev. Thomas Lyle, Deacon, a candidate 
for the Priesthood. 

Tlie Ascension Day, Thursday, May 17th. — ^In St. Mary'a 
Church, Burlington, baptized two children, celebrated th© 
Holy Communion, and preached. 

P. M.— After the Evening Prayer at Trinity Church, Fair- 
view, I confirmed, with an Address, three persons, and 
l)reached. 

At night at Riverton, in a room where the congregatio'** 
of Christ Church worship, after Evening Prayer, I preached- 



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Xridaj, May 18tk-^At St Thomas' Church, Alexandria, 
held a Morning Service, and preached. 

At night, in St. Matthew's Church, Jersey City, after the 
•Tening Prayer, I delivered an Address. 

The Sonday after the Ascension, May 20th. — A. M. In 
t. James' Church, Long Branch, I celebrated thelloly Com- 
nmion, preached, and confirmed, with an Address, three 
enona. 

P. M. — ^At Christ Church, Slirewsbury, after the Evening 
*rayer, I preached, and confirmed, with an Address, one 
efson. 

At night, in Trinity Church, Red Bank, I prcaclicd and 
htechized the children. 

Tuesday, May 22d. — A. M. At a second visitation to 
rinitjr Church, Mount Holly, I instituted the Bev. D. C. 
iyllesby into the Bectorship of the Parish, preached and 
)iifirmed, with an Address, seven persons. Tlie total num- 
er confirmed in tliis Parish, is thirty-four persons. 

P. M. — After the Evening Prayer, at a fourth visitation 
> 8t Andrew's Church, Mount Holly, I addressed the con- 
regation, and confirmed, with an Address, two persons, one 
f whom was confirmed in private. The total number con- 
Inned in this Parish, is thirty-eight persons. 

Evening. — At a second visitation to Grace Church, Pern- 
)erton, I preached, and confirmed, with an Address, five 
persons, one of whom was confirmed in private. The total 
Muaber confirmed in this Parish and the Medford Mission- 
aiy Station is nine persons. 

Wednesday, May 23d. — In the moniing, at Newark, I 
net with the Standing Committee of the Diocese, and tlic 
Trustees of the Offerings ; and in the afternoon, at the Church 
of the Holy Trinity, Hudson, after Evening Prayer,! preach- 
ed, and confirmed, with an Address, eleven persons. 

Thursday, May 24:th. — After Evening Prayer in St. Peter's 

Chapel, Bancocas, at a fourth visitation, I preached, and 

confirmed, with an Address, two persons. The total number 

confirmed in this Mission is eleven persons. 

Saturday, May 26th.— A. M. In Trinity Church, Bed 



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Bank, I held a special ordination, and received into the ] 
oflScc of Priesthood the Rev. Wm. N. Dnnndl, Dei 
preaching and celebrating the Holy Conunnnion. 
Priests present and laying on hands, were the Bev 
Wlieeler, Bev. II. Finch, and the Ber. J. D. Moore, and 
Rev. J. 11. II. Brown, of the Diocese of New York 

At a later liour, in Trinity Chnrch, Red Bank, I institi 
tlie Rev. Wni. N. DnnncU into the Rectorship of the Pa 
and preached. 

Wliit Snnday, May 27th.— A. M. In St Mary's Cam 
Burlington, I celebrated tlie Holy Communion and pre 
cd. 

P. M. — ^In St. Barnabas' Free Mission Chapel, Bnrlin; 
I catechized and addressed the children. 

At night, after Evening Prayer in St. Barnabas' ! 
Mission Chapel, Burlington, I preached and confirmed, ' 
an Address, twenty-four persons. 

Monday in Whitsnn Week, May 28th.— After the E 
ing Prayer in Grace Church, Van Vorst, Jersey Ci' 
l)rcached, and confirmed, ^vitll an Address, twcnty-c 
persons. The total number confirmed in tliis Parish, is t 
ty-nine. 

Tuesday in Whitsun Week, May 29th. — ^Through 
kindness of Mr. J. W. Hayes, I was enabled to visit 
Mark's Churcli, Newai*k, and examine tlie children 
were there assembled. In this building, now underg 
extensive repairs, the German congregation of St Pe 
Parish, Newark, which appears as one of our Chran 
have worshipped. 

In the afternoon, after the Evening Prayer in St. Bi 
has' Church, Newark, I preached. 

At night, after the Evening Prayer in Clirist Chi 
Newark, at a second visitation, I preached, and confin 
wdth an Address, eleven persons. Tlio total number 
firmed in this Parish, is forty-four persons. 

I recciv^ed from the Ecclesiastical Authority of the 
cese of Connecticut, Letters Dimissory on behalf of the '. 
Geo. R. Davis, Deacon. 



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SUMMARY OF EPISCOPAL ACTS. 

OoxnuuD bLdoo October 13th, 1859 (including 11 in St. Peter's Cliurch, 
PUaddphU)— 1015 persons. 
YaxMOOD Asa> Addressed — 803 times. 

OmDADRD— 8 Priests. (Total nnmber of rriosts in the Diocese, 80). 2 Dea- 
cons. (Total number of Deacons in the Diocese, 11). 
InnnniD— 7 Roctors. (Total number of Instituted Rectors in the Dio 

ceae, 41)l 
DmniBiD to other Dioceses — 16. 
Rbcbtid from other Dioceses — 12. 
Adxirid and receiyed as Candidates for Iloly Orders — 2. (Total number in 

the Dioceae, 7). 
LtcnsKD to Lay Read — 8. (Total number in tlie Diocese, 9). 
JnjauMBED Missionary Station— 1. (Total number, 25). 
CoxsEniD to Organization of 3 Parishes. (Tot^il number of Parishes, 86). 
Laid Courm Stoxx of 1 Church. 
OovKiATiD 1 Church. 

BtfnuD— Adults, 34; Infants, G2; Received 1—97. 
8ouioaziD.6 Marriages. 
OmcuTiD at 8 Funerals. 

In closing this my primary Address, I express devout 
gJititude to Almighty God, whose providence has enabled 
nw, withoat any interruption from aickness or accident, to 
visit every portion of the Diocese. 

It is also a duty ^nd pleasure to record here that in all 

"ly visitations I have been received and entertained with 

^ utmost cordiality and courtesy. The hospitality of tlie 

Clergy and Laity of New Jersey is most bountiful, and it 

'^ been extended to me with a liberal heart and hand, so 

"*t in consequence of personal as well as official attentions 

I We been enabled to accomplisli to a great extent what 

^ very near my heart, viz., to become acquainted with 

"^ individual members of the Church throughout the Dio- 

^*"c. I thank God who, when he saw fit to put upon me 

^ burden of the Episcopate, lightened its pressure by cast- 

^ flay lot in your midst, and by giving me at the outset of 

* 'lew administration, so many helpful tokens of love from 

**I classes of the people committed to my spiritual charge. 

?^ has indeed granted the citizens and churchmen of New 

^*''8ey a right goodly heritage. With a State filled with an 



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intelligent and conservative pox>ulation| and with hiBtoricil 
memories of a heroic ancestry to stimnlatc lis as cituEens to 
loyalty to the Union and to our own Commouwealth, 
l>ossess also, gratifying evidence of Churchly success wliiiiil 
should encourage us as members of the Church to godlj 
and hoi)eful enterprise. 

As I have traveled up and down the State, from SnsBOK, 
to the borders of Cape May, its size, geographical fcature^i 
and its very boimdaries — the river on one side and thcgieiti 
sea on the other, — have often reminded mc of Palei 
whose fair hills and plauis I have traversed in past days ; Umi^^ 
oin-s is verily, — "A good land, a land of brooks of water|Of 
f(»untains, and depths that spring out of valleys and hills ; ft:, j 
land of wheat and barley, and vines and lig trees, and pomft' 
gi-anates, a land of oilolive, and honey; a land wheieilrj 
thou shalt cat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack: 
any thing in it ; a land whose stones are iron, and out df] 
whose hills thou mayest dig brass." 

And, now. Brothers, Clerical and Lay of this Conrea*.: 
tion, I invoke for you in all your deliberations tlic i)rcseiiQe? 
and benediction of Uim, who as at this time did teach iimi 
hearts of IFis faithful i)eople, by sending to them the li| 
of llis Holy S])irit. 

Our Diocesan Council is assembled during this Whitsuntido' 
feast of Holy Church. Let the fruits of the Spirit, in peac% 
charity, and brotherly concord, be seen in all we desire or 
do for the glory of the Triune God, and the extension, in 
our Diocese and througliout the world, of the Kingdom. of 



Ilis dear Son. 



AV^'iLLiAM IIknky Odeniieimer, 

Bishop of Ifew Jcrsei/. 



i?ioffsc of llctu imtr- 

Sn-EfGIITII ANNUA I, CONVENTION. 



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DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY 

t 

I 

JOUMAL OF PROCEEDmGS 

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OF THE 

ttVEHTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL CONVENTION. 



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ST. MARY'S CHURCH, BURLINGTON, 



OH 



WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, Mat 29 & 80, 



MDOOOLXI. 



PHILADELPHIA: 

J. B. CHANDLER, 806 A 308 CHESTNUT STREET, [UIRARD BUILDING.] 

1861. 



CANON II. 

OF THE TESTIMONIALS TO BE GIVEN TO LAY DEPUTIES. 

Lay Depaties to the Conyention shall present written certificates of thdr 
election, in the following, or some similar form : 

[^Name of the Church, (he place, and date.'] 

This certifies that, at a meeting of the congregation of this Charch, for the 
purpose of electing Church Officers and Deputies to the Conyention, (or /or tkt 
purpote of electing Deputies to the Convention, if the meeting be for that porpose 
alone,) A. B., C. D., and E. F., were duly chosen to represent the congregatioa 
in that body, for the year ensuing. In testimony of which, I haye hereunto 
set my hand, (or, if two of the Wardens subscribe, we have set oto" handt,) tht 
day and year aboye written. 

Which certificate shall be signed by the Rector, the Secretary of the Vestry, 
or by two Wardens, and bb tbansmitted by thb Sbcbbtabt or thb Vbstbt 

TO THE SeCBETABT OF THE CONVENTION AT LEAST TEN DATS BEFORB THB MIST- 
ING OF THE Annual Convention ; and the aboye form shall be annaally 
inserted in the printed Journal of the Conyention. 



In order to secure this, the Secretary will forward a blank form to eyeiy 
Parish, and earnestly asks the prompt attention of the Clergy. 

By the amendment to Section 8, Article IV., of the Constitution, the repre- 
sentation from each Congregation consists *'of one or more Depaties nU 
exceeding three. 



DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY. 

LIST OF THE CLERGY. 
iMay 29, A. D. 1861. 

[ThoM marked * were present.] 

The Right Reverend * William Henry Odenheimer, D. D., 
Bishop of New Jersey, President of Burlington College and St. 
Mary's HalL 

PRESBYTERS. 

The Rev. *Clarkson Dunn, Rector of Grace Church, Elizabethport. 
The Rev. Harry Finch, Rector of Christ Church, Shrewsbury. 
The Rev. Norman Nash, absent without leave. 
The Rev. *Peter L. Jaques, Rector of Mission Home, Port Colden, 
and MiasioDary to St. Thomas' Church, Alexandria, Christ Church, 
JohnsoDburg, &c. 

The Rev. *Jame8 A. Williams, Rector of St. Mark's Church, 
OimDge. 

The Rev. *Alfred Stubbs, D. D., Rector of Christ Church, New 
Bnmswick, and in charge of Christ Chapel, New Brunswick. 

The Rev. *Samuel W. Hallowell, Rector of Grace Church, 
Haddonfield. 
The Rev. Charles James Sterling, absent without leave. 
The Rev. David Clarkson, Chaplain, U. S. A. 
The Rev. John R. Goodman, absent without leave. 
The Rev. *Henry B. SHERMAN,Rectorof Christ Church, Belleville. 
The Rev. *J. D. Moore, Missionary, officiating in Trinity Church, 
Middletown Point. 
The Rev. Adolph Frost, Heilbrunn, Wurtemburg. 
The Rev. Andrew Mackie, absent without leave. 
The Rev. * Julius D. Ros^, Ph. D , Missionary, officiating in St. 
Matthew's (German) Church, Newark. 
The Rev. John A. Parsons, Hackensack. 

ITie Rev. *Nathaniel Pettit, Rector of Christ Church, Newton. 
The Bev. S. Stbbbins Stooking, New York. 



The Rev. *Marcu8 F. Hyde, Professor of ADcient Languages; and 
Instructor in Sacred Criticism and Patristics in Burlington Collie, 
and Missionary, officiating in Christ Church, Riverton. 

The Rev. *David Brown, Rector of St. Andrew's Church, Amwell, 
at Lambertville. 

The Rev. Philemon E. Coe, Plainfield. 

The Rev. *Elvin K. Smith, Principal, Chaplain, and Head of tie 
Family of St. Mary's Hall ; and Instructor in Dogmatic Theology at 
Burlington College. 

The Rev. Vandervoort Bruce, Rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Hoboken. 

The Rev. Joshua Smith, Missionary, officiating in St. Philip's 
Church, Newark. 

The Rev. *Eugene Augustus Hoffman, Rector of Christ Church, 
Elizabeth, and Missionary to Woodbridge. 

The Rev. *N. W. Camp, D. D., Rector of Trinity Church, TreotoD. 

The Rev. *J. L. Maxwell, Rector of Christ Church, Bordcntowo. 

The Rev. *R. N. Merritt, Rector of St. Peter's Church, Morra- 
town, and Missionary to Baskingridge. 

The Rev. *R. M. Mitgheson, Missionary, officiating in the Cbnich 
of the Ascension, Gloucester, and at Stockton. 

The Rev, Alexander Jones, D. D., Rector elect of St. Peter'fl 
Church, Perth Amboy. 

The Rev. *Horatio Hastings Weld, Rector of Trinity Church, 
Moorestown, and in charge of St. Mary's Church, Colestown. 

The Rev. *Edward A. Foggo, Missionary, officiating in Cbriat 
Church, Allentown, and in charge of St. John's Mission, Crosswicks. 

The Rev. *Wm. Herbert Norris, Missionary, Minister of Chris* 
Church, Woodbury, officiating in St. Thomas' Church, Glassborough- 

The Rev. *Milo Mahan, D. D., St. Mark's Church in the Bowery 
Professor of Ecclesiastical History in^the General Theological Semin*rJ« 

The Rev. John W. Shackelford, Rector of the House of Pr»y^^> 
Newark. 

The Rev. *James S. Bush, Rector of Grace Church, Orange. 

The Rev. *WxM. Croswell Doane, B. D., Bishop's Chapla^^i 
Rector of St. Mary's Parish ; Priest of St. Barnabas Free MissiLon 
Burlington ; and Instructor in Evidences and Liturgies in Burlia 
College. 



The Rey. Joseph S. Maters, B. J)., Barbados. 
The Rev. *Samuel A. Clarke, Rector of St. John's Church, 
Klizaheth. 

The Rev. *HE^RY Brown, Rector of St. Stephen's Church, Willing- 
borough, in Beverly. 

The Rev. Francis R. J. Lightbourne, Toronto. 
The Rev. Samuel Randall, Rector of Grace Church, Madison. 
The Rev. *N. Sayre Harris, Rector of Trinity Church, Hoboken. 
The Rev. William A. Leach, absent without leave. 
The Rev. Charles S. Little, New York. 

The Rev. *Joseph F. Garrison, M. D., Rector of St. Paul's 
Church, Camden, and in charge of St. John's Church, Chew's Landing. 
The Rev. *John Kelly, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Paterson. 
The Rev. Philander K. Cady, in Europe. 

The Rev. *Thomas F. Billopp, Rector of St. John's Church, Salem. 
The Rev. *Henry Tullidge, Rector of Trinity Church, Swedes- 
boroQgh, and in charge of St. Stephen's Church, Mullica Hill. 

The Rev. Edmund Neville, D. D., Rector of Trinity Church, 
Newark. 
The Rev. Horace Hills, in Europe. 
The Rev. Charles Arey. 

The Rev. *Francis Dayton Can field, Missionary, officiating in 
Si John's Parish, Boonton, and in Rockaway. 

The Rev. *Wellinoton Forgus, Olden Missionary, officiating in 
Grace Church, Pemberton, and in Tuckerton, and parts adjacent. 

The Rev. * James Thomson, Rector of St. John's Church, Somer- 
▼ille, and in charge of Bound Brook Mission. 

The Rev. *J. Nicholas Stansbury, Rector of Christ Church, 
Newark. 

The Rev. T. F. Cornell, Rector of the Church of the Redeemer, 
Morristown. 

The Rev. ♦Gideon J. Burton, Rector of St. Stephen's Church, 
South Amboy; Missionary in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Round- 
■ho^ Upper Amboy, and parts adjacent. 

The Rev. *Riciiard B. Duane, Rector of St. Michael's Church, 
Trenton. 

^e Rev. ♦Louis L. Noble, Rector of the Church of the Holy 
'^^^iijy Hudson. 



The Rev. James W. Bradin, Missionary, officiating in St. George's 
Church, Penn's Neck, and in charge of Zion Church, Moravia, &c. 

The Rev. *Jo8EPH H. Smith, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Newark. 

The Rev. *P. Browne Morrison, Missionary, officiating in St 
James' Church, Hackettstowu. 

The Rev. *A8A 8. Colton, Princeton. 

The Rev. Orlando Harriman, Missionary, officiating in St 
John's Church, West Hoboken, and Christ Church, Bergen. , 

The Rev. William Pa88MORE, Hammonton. 

The Rev. Henry Marsh, Rector of Christ Church, Bloonjfield. 

The Rev. Reuben Riley, Missionary, officiating in Calvary Chorcli, 
Summit. 

The Rev. J. Brinton Smith, Rector of St. Matthew's Church, 
Jersey City. 

The Rev. *George P. Schetky, B. D., Rector of St. Andrew's 
Church, Mount Holly ; and in charge of Medford Mission. 

The Rev. *D. W. C. Byllesby, Rector of Trinity Church, Mount 
Holly. 

The Rev. *D. F. Warren, Rector of Trinity Church, Elizabeth. 

The Rev. *R. Travis, Jr., Rector of Trinity Church, Jersey CitJ> 
and in charge of Sacterville Mission. 

The Rev. *TnoMAS W Street, Missionary, officiating in St. John's 






Church, Dover, Succasunna, Stanhope and Mine Hill. 

The Rev. *George C. Pennell, Rector of St. Stephen's Chnrcbi 
Millburn. 

Ihe Rev. *Franklin L. Knight, D. D., Missionary, officiating^ la 
St. Peter's Church, Rancocas, Trinity Church, Fairview, St. Andrew's 
Church, Bridgeton, and in charge of Millville Mission. 

The Rev *W. H. Bunnell, Rector of Trinity Church, Red Bank, 
and in charge of Christ Church, Middletown. 

The Rev. *Thomas Lyle, Rector elect of St. Peter's Church, 
Spotswood, and Missionary to Trinity Church, Hightstown, and James- 
burg Mission. 

The Rev. *W. A. Dod, D. D., Rector of Trinity Church, Princeton, 
and in charge of Mission at Piinceton Basin. 

The Rev. Joun Stewart, Camden. 

The Rev. *J. W. Hallam, Rector elect of St. Peter's Church 
Clarksborough. 



The Rev. ^Marshall B. Smith, Rector elect of St. John's Church, 

The ReT. Charles H. Albert, Camden. 

The Rev. *David C. Moore, Rector's Assistant in St. Mary's 
Pmrisb, Burlington ; and Master of St. Mary's Academy. 

The Rev. *Thoma8 Drumm, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Trenton. 
The Rev. *Thomas J. Taylor, Rector elect of St. Peter's Church, 
freehold ; Missionary to English town and parts adjacent. 

The Rev. *Spen8ER M. Rice, Rector elect of Grace Church, Jersey 
City. 
The Rev. *J. S. B. Hodges, Rector of Grace Church, Newark. 
The Rev. *F. S. Rising, Rector elect of Trinity Church, Bergen 
Point 

The Rev. *David Margot, Rector of the Church of the Holy 
Commanion, South Orange. 
The Rev. ♦Fernando C. Putnam, Rector of St. Paul's Church, 

The Rev. *J. Breckenridge Gibson, Rector of Burlington College. 

The Rev. *J. F. Esch, Rector elect of St. Luke's Church, Phillips- 
borg. 

The Rev. John Martin Henderson, Assistant Minister, Christ 
Church, Elizabeth. 

The Rev. * James E. Homans, Rector elect of St. Paul's Church, 
Bahway. 

The Rev. *H. L. M. Clarke, Missionary, officiating in Zion Church, 
Belvidere; and in St. James' Church, Knowlton. 

The Rev. William B. Otis, Missionary, officiating in St. James' 
Church, Piscatawa. 
The Rev. *T. M. Reilly, Rector elect of St. John's Church, Camden. 

DEACONS. 

The Rev. George Ogle, absent without leave. 

The Rev. J. HoYT Smith, Assisting in Mission Home, Port Colden. 

The Rev. William Robert Earle, Rector's Assistant in Christ 
Church, Elizabeth. 

The Rev. H. C. Eayre Costell, Western New York. 

The Rev. ♦George R. Davis, Missionary in St. Luke's Church, 
West Bloomfield. 



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The Rev. George Hubbard, officiating in St. Thomas' Cbnrcli, 
Vernon. 

The Rev. Charles Douglass, Newark. 

The Rev. *B,. A. Poole, officiating in St James' Church, LoDg 
Branch. 

The Rev. ^Samuel Seymour Lewis, Burlington. 

The Rev. *Horace S. Bishop, Newark. 



CANDIDATES FOR HOLY ORDERS. 

John N. Still; May 7, A. D. 1856. 

Charles H. Bryan; March 8, A. D. 1859: South Amboy. 

Henry Palethorp Hay; Sept. 2, A. D. 1859: Gen. Theological 
Seminary. 

Levi Johnson ; Feb. 22, A. D. 1860 : Burlington College. 

John Cornell, A. B.; Dec. 14, A. D. 1860: Gen. Theologicil 
Seminary. 

Wm. E. Andrewes, March 4, A. D. 1861 ; Princeton. 

Alfred H. Stubbs, A. B. ; April 15, A D. 1861 : Gen. Theolo- 
gical Seminary. 



candidates FOR PRIESTS' ORDERS. 

The Rev. H. C. Eayre Costell, Deacon : June 6, A. D. 1859 

John Cornell, A. B. ; Dec. 14, A. D. 1860 : Gen. Theo. Seminary. 

llev. Samuel Seymour Lewis, Feb. 21, A. D. 1860. 

llcv. Charles Douglass, Sept, 12, A. D. 1860. 

Rev. Robert Andrewes Poole, Sept. 12, A. D. 1860. 



LAY readers. 



George L. Brooks, M. D. : Trinity Church, Jersey City; under 
direction of the Rev. Dr. Mahan. 

George C. Eyland: Succasunna; Oct. 13, A. D. 1859; under 
direction of the Rev. P. B. Morrison. 

Thomas Neilson : St. Stephen's Parish, Florence; Dec. 16, A. D. 
1859 ; under direction of the Rev. M. F. Hyde. 

Charles H. Bryan : South Amboy and parts adjacent; Jan. 25, 
A. D 1860; under direction of the Rev. S. J. Burton. 



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Lkyt Johnson: Barlington and parts adjacent; June 22, A. D. 
L860 ; under direction of the Right Rev. the Bishop. 

Joseph Wolp: Clarksboro; June 11, A. D, 1860; under direction 
rf the Rev. J. W. Hallam. 

John Gaskill: Pemberton; Aug. 6, A. D. 1860; under direction 
of the Rev. W. Forgus. 

Thomas Webb : Christ Church, Newark ; Aug. 14, A. D. 1860 ; 
wider direction of the Rev. N. Stansbury. 

Br. Samuel Lilly: St. Andrew's Church, Lambertville ; Aug. 
U A. D. 1860 ; under direction of the Rev. D. Brown. 

■ CozzENS: St. Paul's, Newark; Sept. A. D. 1860; under 

direction of the Rev. J. H. Smith.* 

Wm. E. Andrewes : Princeton ; Jan. 14, A. D. 1861 ; under direo- 
ion of the Rev. Dr. W. A. Dod. 

B. W. Jones; Trinity Parish, Trenton; Feb. 9, A. D. 1861; 
ttder direction of the Rev. Dr. N. W. Camp. 

^M. D. FoRSTER : Millville and parts adjacent ; March 80, A. D. 
861 ; under direction of the Rev. Dr. F. L. Knight. 

G. Jones : St. Barnabas, Burlington ; March, A. D. 1861 ; under 
UrecUon of the Rev. W. C. Doane, B. D. 

Bennington Gill: AUentown and Crosswicks; April 23rd, A. D. 
1861 ; under direction of the Right Rev. the Bishop. 

Robert McCochrane, M. D. : Howell Furnace ; May 1, A. D. 
1861 ; under direction of the Rev. T. J. Taylor. 

Abraham L. Cox, M. D. : New Jersey Regiment; May 10, A. D 
861 ; under direction of the Right Rev. the Bishop. 

John Cornell, A. B. : Somerville and Bound Brook ; May 27, 
.. D. 1861 ; under direction of the Right Rev. the Bishop. 
Hbnrt p. Hay : Rancocas and parts adjacent ; May 30, A. D. 1861 ; 
ider direction of the Rev. G. P. Schetky, B. D. 

* License revoked. 



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LAY DEPUTIES. 



St, Mari/'s Churchy Burlington, 



St Feter^s Church, Perth Amhoif, 



Christ Church, Shrevoshury, 



Christ Church, Middletown, 



St. John's Church, Elizabeth, 



« 

" " St. John's Church, Salem, 



Trinity Church, Newark, 



Christ Church, New Brunswick, 



St. MichaeVs Church, Trenton, 



Christ Churchy Newton, 
Christ Church, AUentown, 
Trinity Church, Woodhridge, 
St. Jame£ Church, Piscatawa, 
St. Peter^s Church, Sj)Otswood, 



C Isaac B. Parker, , 
] F. Engle, II. S. N., 
(*J. Howard Pugh, M. D. 

C John R. WatsoD, 

< James Parker, 
(*P. R. Hawley. 

r *Gabriel West, 

< BeDJamin C. White, 
(Edmund T.Williams. 

r *William H. Grant, 

< Samael Doame, 

(^ Edmund M. Hartsliorne. 

( Benjamin Williamson, L.L.D. 
} Francis B. Chetwood, 
(^*John Kean. 

C * James W. Mecum, 

< Joseph H. Thompson, M. 
(^F. H. Archer. 

C John Morrison, 
] *Cort]andt Parker, 
(*DanielDodd. 

*J. Van Rensselaer^ 
J. S. Carpender, 
*M. R. Swift. 

( * William Halsted, 
} *John R. Dill, 
(*CharlesH. Wevill. 

( *Robert Hamilton, 
•< A. H. Bonnell, 
(^ Jacob L. Swajze. 

♦Bennington Gill. 

( *Lorrain Freeman, 
■J *George i). Hance, 
(^ Jotham Coddington. 

Samuel V. Hoffman. 

C *Anthony P. ^''alentine, 
-| *Robert Perrine, 
(♦William Aug. Appleby, 



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r ♦Daniel B. Ryall. 
tfler's Church, Frecholdy \ A. R. Throckmorton, 

( *A. Walker, 

r *John Dobbins, jun., 
ndreio's Church, Mount EoUi/, } ♦Benjamin F. Shreve, 

( *C. M. Harker. 

( Henry Hartung, 
tmes' Church, Knowiton, < David Shannon, 

( Charles Hartung. 

( William Rambo, 
Uer*8 Church, Berkeley, } *Joseph L. Reeves, 

(^♦Joseph Wolf. 

>An'« Church, Chew's Landing 



^^y ] 



r ♦Thomas H. Whitney, 
homas Church, Gia$shorouf/h, < Woodward Warrick, 

C Charles Garrison, M. D., 
fy Church, Swedcsharough, < George Batten, 

(^Thomas Gaskell. 



eorge's Church, Penns Neck, 



■a, I 



'iephen's Church, MulUca Hlll^ 

( *Robert Dumont, 
Matthew's Church, Jerset/ City^ I ♦James C. Brantigam, 

(^ ♦Francis Rogers. 

( ♦Phil. Dickerson, 
tii*/** Church, Paterson, < Alex. J. Cameron, 

(♦Edwin T. Frail. 

r ♦Daniel Babbit, 
'ark's Church, Orange, < Napoleon Stetson, 

(Charles Williams. 

r Hon. J. W. Miller, 
Tier's Church, Morristoum, ■< H. H. Stotesbary, 

( W. Whitney. 

ike's Church, Hope, 




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St. FauPs Church, Camden, 



Trinity Church, Princeton, 



Christ Church, Bordentown, 



Christ Church, BeUemUe, 



St. PauTs Church, Rahway, 



St. PauTs Church, Hdboken, 



Zion Church, JBdvidere, 



St. Stephen's Church, Beverly, 



Grace Church, Newark, 



Trinity Church, Moorestovm, 



Grace Church, Haddonfidd, 



Trinity Church, Fairview, 



St. Andrew's Church, Amwelly 
at LamhtrtviHe, 

St. Matthew's Church, Newark, 



C *Abm. Browning, 

] *Hon. T. P. Ca^nter, 

( P. J. Gray. 

r Charles S. Olden, 
\ James Potter, 
(R. S. Field. 

C Joseph W. Allen, 
i J. L. McKnight, 
(^* James Stratton. 

r T. W. Satterthwaite, 
i *Walter Rutherfurd, 
(^ Robert 8. Swords. 

C ^Francis Labagh, 
] E. Y. Rogers, 
( J. M. Tufts. 

r Fred. B. Ogden, 
< Edgar Brodhead, 
( Theodore M. Tuthill. 

r *E. R. Crane, M. D., 

i *Hon. William P. Robeson. 

C John W. Miercken, 
i Charles Stokes, 
(^ Caleb Perkins. 

*J. C. Garthwaite, 
C. M. King, 
H. D. Law. 

J. J. Spencer, M. D., 
♦R. M. Hugg, 
J. C. Haines. 

J. P. Browning, 
*R. V. M. Cooper, 
*J. S. Coles. 

C Philip C. Timmings, 
i *Charles Funk, 
( *H. P. Hay. 

( *Col. John Sharp, 
j *William H. Davis. 

C Charles Borcherling, jr., 
i Henry Heeb, 
(^ John Williams. 



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St. Thomas' Churchy Vernon, 



St. FauTs Church, Trenton, 



Thomas D. DeKay, 
*John Rutherfurd. 

*C. Hewitt, 
♦Thomas Green, 
♦Robert Aitken. 



AKension Church, Gloucester, 



GrcKc Church, Elizahethport, 



Trtnitjf Church, Middletoion Point, 



J. J. Smith, 

*J. R. Armstrong, 

William A. Morrell, 



House of Prayer, Newark, 



*S. M. Hitchcock, 
♦John V. Cox, 
*Hon. W. Wright. 

♦Virgil Hillyer, 
Grace Church, Van Voorst, (J. City,) -j *J. T. Morton, 

♦Edward Lusher. 



St. Philip's Church, Newark, 



Christ Church, Newark, 



Si. John's Church, Somerville, 



St. John's Church, Camden, 



Hoiy Irinity, Hudson, 



St. John's Church, Dover, 



St. PavVs Church, Newark, 



Christ Church, Elizahethtown, 



{ Nicholas Duffin, 
( Jacob Rhodes. 

C ♦J. B. Ward, 

-< J. A. Corwin, M. D., 

(^ William Cooper. 

C Isaac R. Cornell, 
\ R. 0. Jolley, 
( J. N. Dilte. 

( Charles Eldred, 
\ ♦John H. Simmons, 
( William F. Wheeler. 

( Blakely Wilson, 
\ James Montgomery, 
(^Richard Steel. 

( ♦Henry McFarlan, 
\ Charles McFarlan, 
(^George C. Eyland. 

C Joseph Jefferson, 
\ Allen Hall, 
(^ F. Simonson. 

C ♦Hon. E. B. Dayton Ogden, 
■< ♦Henry S. Hayward, 
(^ John C. Davis. 



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Sl Stephen' $ Churchy MiUbum, 



St. James' Church, Long Branch, 



St. Stephen's Church, S. Amboy, 



Trinity Church, Hoboken, 



Orace Church, Orange, 



Chrace Church, Plainfidd, 



St. Barnabas' Church, Newark, 



St. Peter^s Church, Newark, 



St. Mark's Church, Newark, 



Grace Church, Madison, 



Church o/ Redeemer, Morristown, 



Trinify Church, Jersey City, 



St. Luke's Churchy Phxllipiburg, 



St. John's Church, Paterson, 



C Xsrael D. Goodit, 

< Lawreooe Benedict, 

( £. T. Whittingham, M. D. 

C *Ed. West, 
•< John Sloenm, 
(^ Samuel Laird. 

C ¥. S. Conover, 
} Oliver Cox, 
(^♦Rich. S. Conover. 

( W. P. Wright, 
i W. W. Shippen, 
(^George Wilcozson. 

r ^William Cleveland, 
] *William F. Hooker, 
(^ Jacob HalBted. 



{ 



C *John H. Snjdam, 

^ *C. H. Condit, 

(^ John M. Livingston. 



I 
I 



A. M. Tredwell, 
W. W. Beach, 
Ellis Potter. 

( William C. Baker, 
( John Hone. 

} *E. F. Travis, 

< *Samuel M. Chambers, 

( Kichard Baile. 

r John Swift, 
i J. C. Kent, 
(^ H. C. Cooper. 

( William Hamer, 
\ Oswald Warner. 



Church of Good Shepherd, Fort Lee, *James F. Melliss. 



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race Churchy PemherUm^ 



%rist Churchy Bloomfield, 



^rmiiy Church, Trentariy 



'4. John's Church, West Hoboken, 



C J. A. Fenwick, 

] *J. P. Coleman, M. D., 

(*JohnGaskill. 

C Georgo Bradley, 
< William Ashley, 
(^George Nichols. 

C *Alfred S. Livingston, 
-] E. H. Grandin. 
(^ *Randall Rickey. 

r William D Craft, 
•N A. B. Hamilton, 
(^*L. 8. Comstock. 



'fhrisi Church, Bergen, 



"Vinity Church, Red Bank, 



r Edmund W. Allen, M. D., 
^ *John U. Allaire, 
( *Thomas Cole. 



if. Jame^ Church, Hackettstovon, 



?A. of Holy Communion, S. Orange, 



k. Peter's Church, Rancocas, 



^rinity Church, Mount HoUy, 



*C. F. Osborne, 
James S. Sandford, 
C. W. Newton. 

*F. Gauntt, M. D., 
*Thomas Bridger, 
Lewis Fish. 

*P. V. Coppuck, 
*George McHenry, 
James E. Shiras. 



t. Stephen'* Church, Florence, { ♦Thomrin!'"*'' 



rinity Church, Hightstown, 



rinity Church, Elizabeth, 



^ I/uJu!s Church, F. Bhomfield, 



E. H. Doty, M. D., 
*S. A. Gilkeyson, 
W. W. Swett. 

( George R. Chetwood, M. D., 
-< Com. William D. Salter, 
(^*John R. Hoole. 

r *Owen Doremus, 
< Robert F. Brower, 
(^ James Marshall. 



Si. John'* OAunA, l^uaie, 
St. PauTt GhuTth, Stmih Bergen, 
St. Andrew'* Church, BridgHott, 
Chriit Church, Riverlon, 
Trinity Church, Bergen Point, 
Oratx Chwth, Orotuoickt, 



( *BeiijamiD Ayorigg, 
\ F. W. Tomkins, 
( 6ilead A. Smith, 
r Willuim T. Bleecker, 
X John U. Corneluon, 
(John 8. Sntphen. 
f *WitliMn D. Foator, 
\ 3. C. Kirby, 
(*R. 0. NiAolla. 
( Jamei B. Chandler, 
( *Johii Ftbmt. 
( D&yid La Tonratte, 
i *8oloD Humphiejs, 
(•J. Hewlett 
( Jodah E. Colea, 
\ R. H. LmogBton, 
(Joseph WalD. 



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JOURlSr^L, 



Si. Mary's Church, Burlington, May 2^th, A. D. 1861. 

8 being the time aod place appointed by the Constitution of the 

tant Epiicopal Church, in the Diocese of New Jersey, for the 

ig of the Annual Convention of said Church, the Bbhop and 

1 of the Clergy and Lay Deputies assembled in St. Mary's 

h at 11 o'clock, A. M. 

ruing Prayer was said by the Rey. Messrs. Jaques and Hodges ; 

ey. Mr. Hofiman reading the Lessons. The Bishop celebrated 

[oly Communion, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Mahan, the Rev. Mr. 

UQDS and the Rev. Mr. Doane; and in the distribution of the 

iDts, by the Rev. Mr. Dunn, the Rev. Mr. Norris, the Rev. Dr. 

and the Rev. Mr. Stansbury. The Sermon was preached by the 

J. F. Oarrison, M. D., from Isaiah xxxii. 20. 

e opening service being concluded, the Bishop took the Chair, 

be Convention proceeded to organize. 

on calling the roll, the Clergy present were the following : 

tight Rev. William Henrt Odenheimeb, D. D., Bishop ; 

tev. Clarkson Dunn, The Rev. G. P. Schetky, B. D., 

Peter L. Jaques, Nathaniel Pettit, 

James A. Williams, Marcus F. Hyde, 

Alfred Stubbs, D. D., David Brown, 

Samuel W. Hallowell, Elvin E. Smith, 

Henry B. Sherman, Eugene A. Hoffman, 

J. D. Moore, N. W. Camp, D. D., 

J. D. Ro64, J. L. Maxwell, 

J. N. Stansbury, R. N. Merritt, 

Gideon J. Burton, R. M. Mitcheson, 

R. B. Duane, H. Hastings Weld, 

Louis L. Noble, Edward A. Foggo, 

Joseph H. Smith, Wm. Herbert Norris, 

P. Browne Morrison, Milo Mahan, D. D., 

Asa S. Colton, James S. Boshi 
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The Rev. Wm. Crosweil Doane, 


The Rev. Thomaa Ljle, 




Samuel A. Clarke, 




W. A. Dod, D.C, 




Henry Brown, 




J. W. Hallam, 




N. Sayre Harris, 




M. B. Smith, 




Jos. F. Qarriflon, M. D 




David C. Moore, 




John Kelly, 




Thomaa Dnimia, 




ThomuB F. Billopp, 




Thomas J. Tsylof, 




Henry Tnllidge, 




J. S. B. Hodges, 




F. D. Canfield, 




F. L. Rising, 




Wellington Forgoa, 




David M argot. 




James Thomson , 




Fernando C. Putuo, 




D. W. C. Byllesby, 




J.BreekenridgeGibsoo, 




D. F. Warren, 




J. F. Esch, 




R. Travis, Jr., 




H. L. M. Clarke, 




Thoioaa W. Street, 




George R. D»via, 




George C. Peunell, 




R. A. Poole, 




F. L. Knight, D. J>., 




8. 8. Lewis, 




W. H. Dunnell, 




H. a. Bishop. 




The President read the following iovitation : 





" The Rector of Burlington College respectfully invites the CleiS I 
and l.nity, attending the Convention to visit the College, at any UM I 
during their stay in Burlington. I 

JiiiTlinglan, May 29, A. D. 1861." 1 

The Rev. R B. Duane and JaiiiRs W. Mecum, Ksq , were appoint** 
a Committee to examine the testimonials of lay Deputies; who **" 
ported that more than a Constitutional number of Churches v^''* 
represented. The Committee also reported that several of the t^^ 
menials were incorrectly siened. 

Upon calling the roll, the following Lay Deputies appeared ^^ 
took their seats : 

J. Howard Pugh, M. D., Cortlandt Parker, 

Peter R. Hawley, Daniel Dodd, 

Gabriel West, J. Van Rensselaer, 

Wm. Henry Grant, W. Halstead, 

John Kean, J. R. DiU, 

Jamea W. Mecum, C. H. Wevill, 



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Hamiltoo, 
igton 6ill^ 
le Freemaoy 
C. Hanoe, 
iTalentiiie, 
Perrine, 
n A. Appleby, 
). B. Ryall, 
Iker, 

>obbiD8y Jr., 
lin F. Shreve, 
Harker, 
. L. Reeves, 
. Wolf, 

8 H. Wbitoey, 
Dumont, 

3 Funk, 

Hay, 
Sharp, 

Dayifl, 

Hillyer, 

^ortOQ, 

d Lusher, 

9 Hewitt, 
a Green, 

; Aitken, 
A.nnstrong, 
Hitchcock, 
7. Cox, 

iV'illiam Wright, 
3. Simmons, 

MoFarlan, 
S. B. D. Ogden, 
Hayward, 
ad West, 
Oonover, 
m Cleveland, 

Hooker, 



C. Harrison Condit, 
John H. Suydam, 

E. F. Travis, 

S. M. Chambers, 
James F. Melliss, 
J. P. Coleman, M. D., 
J. C. Braatigam, 
Francis Rogers, 
Hon. P. Dickerson, 
Edwin T. Prall, 
Daniel Babbitt, M. D., 

A. Browning, 

Hon. T. P. Carpenter, 
James Stratton, 
\^. Rutherfurd, 
Francis Labagh, 
Hon. W. P. Robeson, 
J. C Oarthwaite, 
Richard M. Hagg, 
R. V. M. Cooper, 
J. S. Coles, 
John Oaskill, 
Alfred S. Livingston, 
Randall Rickey, 
John U. Allaire, 
Thomas Cole, 
Charles F. Osborne, 
Thomas Bridger, 

F. Gauntt, M. D., 
P. V. Coppuck, 
George Mc Henry, 
James E. Shiras, 

B. W. Jones, 
Thomas Neilson, 
John R. Hoole, 
Owen Doremus, 
Benjamin Aycrigg. 



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The Bey. S. A. Clarke, and Messrs. B. B. D. Ogden tad J. f . 
Miller, were appointed a Committee on Boles of Order. 

The Convention proceeded to the choice of a Seerelarf ; wlien As 
Bey. William Croewell Doane and the Bey. Bichard B. J>jam wen 
nominated. 

On motion, the Conyention took a recess till 4} P. M. 

St. Mart's Ghubch, 4} ?. m. 

Evening Prayer was said by the Bey. Messrs. Thomson and Bjlkibj* 
The Committee on Bnles of Order reported the following imend- 

ments : — Strike ont from Bule 2, '^ each delegation^ ae fiur as piMtiei' 

ble, to be seated together.'' 

Insert in Bnle 17, after << as follows," <<the Beport of the Tninnr 

and of the Auditing Committee upon his Beport" The ameDdmenli 

were adopted, and the amended Bnles of Order adopted as folbws: 

RULES OF ORDER. 

1. Each meeting of the Convention shall be opened and dosed 
with prayer. 

2. When the President assumes the chair, each member sliaU tdu 
his seat. 

3. After the first day, the minutes of the preceding day shall U 
read each morning ; and, if necessary, corrected ; and before the rising 
of t he Convention the whole proceedings of the sitting shall be read. 

4. When a member chooses to speak, he shall rise and address d^ 
President. 

5. When two members rise at the same time, the President sb^ 
determine the preference; and in any controversy respecting ord^'^i 
the President shall decide. 

6. Every resolution presented to this Conyention, shall be fai-^ 
reduced to writing. 

7. No motion shall be regarded, unless seconded. 

8. A motion of postponement or amendment shall always be in or^^ 

9. On motion to adjourn, or to lay upon the table, the question ^ — 
be put without debate. 

10. No member shall speak more than thrice on the same qn< 
without the leave of the President 



11. At the request of the President, or on motion, the Convention 
uiy resoWe itself into a Committee of the whole ; and shall take a 
ote for that purpose. 

12. AU questions shall he decided viva voce, unless otherwise spe- 
iallj provided. 

13. The yeas and nays shall he called and entered on the minutes, 
rhen any two members require it. 

14. The doors of the Convention shall be open for the admission of 
nob persons as may wish to know its proceedings. 

15. No member shall leave this Convention without permission. 

16. In all elections, those persons, only, who shall have a majority 
»f all the votes given, shall be deemed elected. 

17. The order of business shall be as follows : The Report of the 
treasurer, and of the Auditing Committee upon his Report; the 
reports of existing Committees of the preceding Convention ; the elec- 
ion of Standing Committee, Deputies to the General Convention, and 
fmstees of the General Theological Seminary ; presentation of Paro- 
diial Reports ; postponed and miscellaneoos business. 

18. The Address of the Bishop, and the Report of the Standing 
Committee, to be at any time in order. 

19. Daily Prayers at 9 A. m. ; Adjourn at 2} p. M. ; Evening 
Bonon at 4) p. m. 

The Convention then proceeded to ballot for a Secretary, the Presi- 
ieai having appointed the Rev. Mr. Putnam and Dr. J. H. Pugh 
iaUen for the Clergy, and the Rev. Mr. Hyde and Mr. Robert Hamil- 
ton tellers for the Laity. 

The ballot resulted as follows : 



CLIBICAL. 




LAY. 




Whole number of Totes cast, 


52 


Whole number of Totes oast, 


58 


Tke ReT. Mr Doane, . 


42 


The Rev. Mr. Doane, . 


40 


" *« «« Dnane, . 


9 


«* •* " Duane, . 


17 


** ** " Schetky, 


1 


«« ** ** Knight, . 


1 



^e Secretary appointed the Rev. J. S. B. Hodges his Assistant, 
^e Rev. Mr. Burton, and Messrs. W. Halstead and T. P. Carpenter, 
^re appointed a Committee on the application of new Parishes. 



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Resolved^ That Clergymen of other Diooeses, Clergymen of this Diocese not 
otherwise entitled, and candidates for Holy Orders, who may be present, be 
admitted to honorary seats in this Convention, and that they be requested to 
hand in their names to the Secretary. 

The Committee on new Parishes for admission^ reported that ihey 
had examined the applications of St. Paul's Churchy Bergen^ Chiist 
Church, Riverton, Trinity Church, Bergen Point, Grace Chareh, 
Crosswicks, and recommended that they be received into union with 
the Convention. They also reported the application of St. Andrew's 
Church, Bridgeton, informal. 

The Rev. Messrs. John M. Ward and C. F. HofPman, of the Diocese 
of New York, appeared and took their seats. 

The application of St. Andrew's Church, Bridgeton, having been 
corrected and reported by the Committee : on motion, the five new 
Parishes above named, were admitted into union with the ConveDtion. 

The following delegates appeared and took their seats : WiUiam D. 
Forster, Robert C. Nichols, Solon Humphrey, J. Hewlett, John Cor- 
nelison, M. D., John Fraser. 

The Right Rev. the Bishop then delivered his Annual Address. 

The Report of the Treasurer was then read ; and the Report of the 
Auditing Committee on his Report. (^See Appendix A, iSc £.) 

The Rev. Mr. Sherman and the Treasurer were appointed a Com- 
mittee to print for the use of the Convention, 200 copies of the 
Schedule of the Treasurer's Report. 

The Report of the Standing Committee was then read. {Su 
Appendix (7.) 

The Committee on the Constitution and Canons reported progress, i 
and asked to be, and were continued. 

A proposed alteration to Canon X, was referred to this Committee, 
also a proposed alteration to Canon XVII. 

The Treasurer reported that certain bills which he had paid bs^ 
been rejected by the Auditing Committee, when on motion it was 
resolved that authority be given to the Treasurer to pay those bills. 

The Committee on Canon X, reported progress, and asked the ad^^' 
tion of a new Clerical member, but on motion, the President appoint^ 
the Rev. Mr. Sherman and Messrs. Browning and Hooker to consiA*^ 
what action was necessary to reconcile the discrepancy between CaP^ 
X, Section 3, and the Resolution on page 41 of the last Jourt^^ 
relating to the Bishop's salary ; and to report to this Convention. 



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The Committee on Canon XI, leported pTogreea, and asked to be^ 
nd were continued. 

The Committee on the Baynes Legacy, reported that they had as 
et effected no sale of the Unds ; and asked to be continued, which 
pas done. 

The following proposed amendment to Art. Y. of the Constitation : 
Lfter " Vestrymen/' insert '^ and have obtained the consent of the 
iecleBJastical authority of the Diocese to their organization/' was 
sfefTed to the Committee on Canons. 

The following proposed amendment to Art. XI. of the Constitution, 
tdng approved by a majority of this Convention, lies over to the 
lezt Convention. 

Seo. I, after ''Annual Convention,'' insert '' next before the meet- 
og of the regular General Convention /' and after '' order," insert 
'irtio shall hold office for three years /' and in Seo. II, after '' the 
Donvention/' add ''at the same time." 

On motion, 

Bmfioed^ That the election of Sapplemental Delegates to the Qeneral Con- 
inlion be indefinitely postponed. 

The Convention took a recess of one hour. 

8} p. M. 

The Convention assembled and proceeded to the election of Standing 
Jommittee. 
The President appointed as tellers : 
For the Clergy — Rev. Dr. Camp and H. McFarlan, Esq. 
For the Laity — Rev. J. N. Stansbury and J. B. Ward, Esq. 
And the following were elected Standing Committee : 

Of (he Clergy, Of the Laity. 

The Rev. J. A. Williams, J. C. Oarthwaite, 

A, Stubbs, D. D., E. B. D. Ogden, 

E. A. Hoffman, D. Babbitt, M. D. 

R. N. Merritt. A. Browning. 

The Convention then proceeded to the election of Delegates to the 
Genenl Convention. 
The President appointed as tellers : 

For the Clergy— The Rev. J. Kelly and J. T. 'Morton, Esq. 
For the Laity— The Rev. T. F. Billopp and Robert Domont, Esq. 



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The following were eleoted : 

DELEGATES TO GENERAL OONTENTION. 

Of the Clergy. Of the Lait^. 

The Rev. M. Mahan, D. D., Hon. D. B. Ryall, 

A. Stubbs, D. D., Hon. J. W. MiUer, 

C. Dunn, J. H. Thompson, M. D., 

J. Kelly. Hon. T. P. Carpenter. 

Resolved, That hereafter the ConTention shall organise at 4} p. m. on the 
day of its meeting, and the regular buaineBS under the 17th Bole of (Mff 
Bhall begin at 10} the next morning. 

The Committee to whom was referred the proposed amendmeDt to 
Canon XVII^ reported in favor of the following : 

Strike out ''by a Committee of at least two Presbyters and two 
Laymen/' and substitute *' by a Standing Committee on ConstitntioD 
and Canons, which Committee shall consist of five persons, and shall 
be appointed by election, as early as may be, in each session of the 
Convention." 

The Trustees of the Episcopal Fund of the Diocese presented the 
Report. (^Sce Ajfpendix D.) 

A motion to refer to a Committee so much of the Bishop's Address 
as relates to the state of the country, was laid on the table by the 
following vote : 

Of the Clergy, - - 35 Ayes. Nays, - - 4. 

Of the Laity, - - 28 Ayes. Nays, - - 4. 

The Clergy voted as follows : 

Aye. — The Rev. Messrs. Billopp, Burton, Bush, Camp, Canfiel^ 
S A. Clarke, Doane, Garrison, Gibson, Hallowell, Hodges, Hoffma-^ 
Jaques, Knight, Lyle, Mahan, Margot, Merritt, Morrison, J. D. Moo^^ 
Noble, Pettit, Putnam, Sherman, E. K. Smith. J. H. Smith, Stansbu^ 
Street, Stubbs, Thomson, Travis, Warren, Weld. 

Nay, — The Rev. Messrs. Drumm, Duane, Foggo, Maxwell. 

OF THE LAITY. 

Aye. — St. Peter's, Perth Amboy; St. Mary's, Burlington; •- 
John's, Salem ; St. Peter's, Spottswood ; Trinity, Woodbridge ; •- 
Peter's, Freehold; §t. Mark's, Orange; St. Stephen's, Beverly; Gr^-^ 
Newark; Trinity, Moorestown; Trinity, Fairview; St. Andrew's, L^^ 
bertville ; Grace, Jersey City ; Grace, Elizabethport ; House of Pray ^ 



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f.' 



k; Christ Ghnrch; Newark; St John's, Dover; Christ Chnroh, 
eth ; St. James, LoDg Branch ; St. Stephen's, S. Amboy ; St. 
bas, Newark; Trinity, Jersey City; Church of the Good Shep- 
Fort Lee ; Trinity, Trenton ; Trinity, Red Bank ; St. Peter's, 
; St Luke's, W. Bloomfield. 

Michael's, Trenton; Christ Church, Allentown; Christ 
[i, Bordentown ; Christ Church, Belleville. 
motion, the Convention adjourned till to-morrow morning at 
ok. 

St. Mart's Church, Burlington, 
Thursday, May 30, 1861, 

9 o'clock, A. H. 

ning Prayer was said by the Rev. D. Margot and the Rev. 
liel Pettit 

Convention was called to order, and upon calling the Roll, the 

present were the following : 

Right Rev. W. H. Odenheimer, D. D., Bishop. 
ev. C. Dunn, The Rev. Jos. H. Smith, 



P. L. Jaques, 
J. A. Williams, 

A. Stubbs, D. D., 
S. W. Hallowell, 
H. B. Sherman^ 
J. D. Moore, 

J. D. Ros^ 
N. Pettit, 
M. F. Hyde, 

B. E Smith, 
E. A. Hoffman, 

N. W. Camp, D. D., 
J. L. Maxwell, 
R. N. Merritt, 
M. Mahan, D. D., 
J. Bush, 
G. J. Burton, 
R. B. Duane, 
L. L. Noble, 



P. B. Morrison, 

A. S. Colton, 

G. P. Sohetky, B. D., 

D. W. C. Byllesby, 

D. F. Warren, 

R. Travis, Jr., 

T. W. Street, 

F. L. Knight, D. 1>., 

T. Lyle, 

J. W. Hallam, 

M. B. Smith, 

David C. Moore, 

T. Drumm, 

Rev. W. C. Doane, B. D., 

S. A. Clarke, 

J. F. Garrison, M. D., 

J. Kelly, 

T. F. Billopp, 

H. TuUidge, 



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The Bev. F. D. Oanfield; 
W. Fergus, 
J. Thomson, 
J. N. Stansbory, 
T. M. Rice, 
J. S. B. Hodges, 
D. Margot, 



The BeT. F. 0. Putnam, 
J. B. Gibson, 
H. L. M. Clarke, 
T. M. BeUly, 
G. B. Davis, 
S S. Lewis, 
H. S. Bishop. 



Upon calling the roll of the Lay Delegates, the following nm 
present: 



J. H. Pugh, M. D., 
P. B. flawley, 
G. West, 
J. W. Mecnm, 
J. Van Bensselaer, 
M. B. Swift, 
B. Gill, 
L. Freeman, 

A. P. Valentine, 

B. Perrine, 

W. A. Appleby, 
Hon. D. B. Byall, 
J. Dobbins, Jr., 
B. F. Shreve, 
J. L. Beeves, 
J. Wolfe, 
A. Browning, 
J. Stratton, 
W. Butherford, 
E. B. Crane, M. D., 
J. C. Gtirthwaite, 
H. P. Hay, 
J. Sharp, 



J. Bntherfturd, 
S. M. Hitchcock, 
J. V. Cox, 
Hon. W. Wright, 
J. B. Ward, 
Hon. E. B. D. Ogden, 

B. S. Conover, 

C. H. Condit, 

E. F. Travis, 

S. M. Chambers, 
J. F. Melliss, 

A. S. Livingston, 

B. Bickey, 

C. F. Osborne, 

F. Gauntt, M. D., 
P. V. Coppuck, 

G. McHenry, 
J. E. Shiras, 
B. W. Jones, 
T. Neilson, 
0. Doremos, 
B. Aycrigg, 
W. D. Forster. 



J. T. Morton, 

The minutes of the preceding day were read and approved. 
On motion, 

Resolved^ That so much of the report of the Rector of St. Andrew's Chic:^ 
Lambertvitle, as relates to the title of Church property, be referred to 
Standing Committee. 



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ie Trosteea of the Offerings presented their Report. (^See Appear 

R) 

le amendment to Canon XVII^ reported bj the Committee jester- 

was adopted. 

lie same Committee reported in favour of the proposed amendments 

anon X^ which were adopted : 

CT. 6. Fint Clause of Article 6. It is reoommended that there be a ool- 
m made at least once a qaarter in every paribh of the Diocese for the snp- 
of the Missions of the Diocese, which shall be paid quarterly on or before 
16th days of Aagnst, NoTcmber, February and May, to the Treasurer of 
yonTention by the Treasurers of the seTcral parishes. 
:CT. 6. In eighth line strike out "January" and insert « July." Also, in 
elause substitute ** on or before the first day of August next ensuing," for 
rords, "before its annual meeting." 

he Committee on Canons, reported in favour of repealing Canon 
which was done. 

he Committee on the Missionary Fund, presented a Report with 
>lutions. 

he Report was accepted. 

he first Resolution was adopted. 

. motion to amend the second Resolution, by inserting the words 
th equitable interest/' was lost. 

. motion to amend the second Resolution, by inserting the words 
on the adoption of the Report by the Convention," was carried, 
the Resolution so amended was adopted. 

he third Resolution was adopted. 

In motion, the whole Report, with Resolutions, was adopted, as 

»ws: 

BEPOBT ON THE MISSIONABT FUND. 

he Committee which was appointed at the last Convention, <<to 
rtain and report to this Convention, any and all existing indebted- 
to the ' Missionary Fund' from any sources, that the same may 
adjusted," beg leave to present the following Report : — 

liey find that as far back as the year 1792, the General Convention 
ch witnessed the consecration of the first Bishop within the bor- 



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ders of these United States, adopted '< An Act for supporting Mission- 
aries to preach the Gospel on the Frontiera of the United States,'' 
recommending that an annual collection be made in every Church ia 
the month of September, and placing the funds so collected under the 
direction of the Bishop of Pennsylvania, and a Standing Committee 
appointed by the Convention for that purpose. 

Immediately after the abandonment of this plan by the Genenl 
Convention in 1795, measures were adopted by the Convention of thi 
Diocese, having in view the permanent organization of a Biocesu 
Missionary Fund. 

In the year 1S04, the following Ordinance, as it is called in ihit 
Journal, was reported from a Committee by the Rev. John Croei, 
(afterwards Bishop,) and unanimously adopted by the Conventioa. 
As its provisions throw considerable light on the action of all the sub- 
sequent Conventions of this Diocese, in reference to the Missionaij 
Fund, your Committee venture to report it in full. 

<< An Ordinance of the Convention of the Protestant Epiaoopil 
Church, in New Jersey, to establish a Mission to preach the Goepel 
and administer the Sacraments to the Churches in the State, whieh 
are destitute of Clergymen. 

'^ 1. Be it ordained by the Convention of the Church aforesaid, that 
the money now in the Treasury of this Convention, collected for the 
support of Missionaries and indigent Clergymen, and all other moneji 
that shall be collected under this Ordinance, shall constitute a fond 
for the support of one or more Missionaries to preach the Gospel and 
administer the Sacraments to those Churches in the State, which 
through inability to support one, are or may be destitute of Clergymen. 

" 2. That there shall be a collection made in the months of May and 
October annually, in each Church which is supplied with a Minister, 
and at all times in vacant Churches when supplies shall be furnished 
by this Convention ; which collections, except so much of them as may 
be necessary for the incidental expenses of the Convention, shall be 
appropriated to the above purpose ; the whole of which shall be trans- 
mitted as soon as may be to the Treasurer. 

"3. That it shall be the duty of every Clergyman of this Church in 
the State, also to circulate a subscription (the form of which shall be 
prepared by the Convention) among opulent and liberal Episcopalians 



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in his own Parish and in those destitute of Clergymen ; the amount of 
which when collected he shall transmit as soon as may be to the Trea- 
surer for the purpose aforesaid. 

''4. That the Treasurer of the Convention shall^as soon as it is prac- 
iieabley lend the money he may now have in his possession, and such 
oiher moneys as he may from time to time receive by virtue of this 
Oidinmnce^ to suitable persons, on good security, and with the express 
condition that the annual interest shall be punctually paid ; or that he 
be authorized to invest the same in any of the public funds ; which 
interest as soon as due, he shall collect, and lend, or invest, as afore- 
said; and the Treasurer shall not at any time retain in his hands 
longer than three months a sum amounting to one hundred dollars. 
He shall present every year to the Convention a statement of the 
moneys received, particulariziog the Churches from which he receives 
it; and the whole sum in the Treasury; and it shall be his duty when- 
ever the fund shall amount to fifteen hundred dollars to give informa- 
tion thereof to the President of the Convention for the time being. 

^'5. The Clergymen of the Church in this State, who are members 
of the Convention, are constituted a body of Directors to carry this 
Ordinance into execution ; a majority of whom when assembled, shall 
be competent to do business. The President of the Convention for 
ibe time being shall be their President. In case of his absence, they 
shall, by a majority of voices, appoint a President pro tempore, Tbey 
shall also appoint one of their number Secretary, who shall lecord 
their proceedings, which shall be reported to the Convention at their 
snniial meetings. After their first meeting, they shall assemble semi- 
tnniially ; at such time in the months of May and October, and at such 
places as they shall appoint at their previous meeting. 

''6. As soon as it is announced to the President, that the fund 
smoQDts to fifteen hundred dollars, he shall call a meeting of the 
Biiectors, who shall immediately proceed to engage so much of the 
time of some suitable Clergyman, as the sum they are hereafter allowed 
bjthb Ordinance annually to draw from the fund, will make a reason- 
able compensation for, which time the said Clergyman shall devote to 
^e duties of a Missionary to the vacant Churches, under the direction 
of the Board. 

"7. The Directors, after having made such engagement, are author- 



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iied to draw firom the Treasury, every year during its oontiniianoe, 9i 
daring any other similar engagement, ihe yearly interest of the fuid^ 
together with the one half of the collections of that year, after dedoM* 
ing incidental charges ; and the Treasurer is hereby directed to aoswv 
their drafts for the above sum. 

*' 8. The Directors shall, at their discretion, give instruction to At 
Missionary or Missionaries, prepare Addresses to the vacant congreg»^ 
tions, stating the nature and objects of the institution, and ezhortiig 
them to aid it with all the zeal so good a cause deserves ; which Ad- 
dresses shall be read by the Missionary or MisGdonaries immedittelf 
before the Sermon in the congregations where they officiate. 

'^ 9. It shall be the duty of the Missionaries, on notice previmaif 
given, to have collections always made in the Churches, at which tkj 
officiate, in aid of the above fund ; which collection they, or the Wtfi* 
dens of the respective Churches shall immediately transmit to tin 
Treasurer of the Convention. 

*' 10. Whenever the fond is sufficiently large, and proper d^jeoli 
exist, a part of its proceeds, at the discretion of the Convention, daD 
be appropriated to the relief of indigent Clergymen. 

'^ 11. Until a Missionary is appointed, the Convention will anDullj 
designate to each settled minister the vacant Churches in which he ii 
to officiate, on the two Sundays recommended for that parpose, 
whose duty it shall be to give information to the Church or Chorcliei 
of the time he proposes to attend, and also inform them that a collet 
tion will be made on the day he officiates for the support of Missionaries. 

<< 12. That all resolutions and recommendations heretofore adopted 
relative to supporting Missionaries and indigent Clergymen, be, and 
they are hereby rescinded." 

It will be observed that the intention of this Ordinance was the 
creation of a permanent Missionary Fund within this Diocese, thi 
irUerest of which aUme could be applied, under the direction of the 
Board of Directors, to the Missionary or Missionaries, who might be 
employed from time to time ; and the Convention by adopting this 
Ordinance, and receiving money under its provisions by donations and 
collections, did solemnly pledge its faith to the donora, that the monejs 
so given should be carefully preserved, for all time, as a permanent 
fund for the purpose stated. By reference to the Journals, we find 
the Treasurer of the Diocese, recognizing this principle, reports fVom 



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to year the receipt of collections and donations in behalf of this 
fund. The Journal of 1809 records the fact; that among other dona- 
tions there was one from the Rev. Dr. Hobart, (afterwards Bishop^) 
cf ten per cent, on all the moneys received from the sale of the Church- 
man's Magazine, within the State, and the Treasurer was authorized; 
by a special resolution, to receive it, and carry it to the credit of the 
Miasionary Fund. From time to time we find allusions in Bishop 
Groes' Addresses to the Missionary Fund as ** increasing" as '' in a 
tiate of augmentcUion/' as ^^gradualii/ progressing" etc. In 1822 
ibe Board of Directors were authorized to transmit a portion ^* of the 
avofZf of the Fund" to the Treasurer of the Domestic and Foreign 
Hiasionary Society.'' In 1826, Bishop Croes, in his report to the 
General Convention on the state of the Church, speaks of " the annual 
amib of the Missionary Fund of the Diocese, which has been insti- 
tated more than twenty years,'' as of great benefit to the Church in 
ibe Diocese. And frequently during the Episcopate of Bishop Croes, 
the Board of Directors, in their Annual Reports, use such expressions 
IB ''the diaposahle part of the Missionary Fund/' and ^^ihdXpart which 
u ditpoiohle" witnessing to the fact that they felt that the Convention 
lis in honor bound to preserve the principal of the Fund intact, for 
ibe parpoee, for which it was given. In strict accordance with this 
▼iew, we find Bishop Doane, as President of the Board of Directors of 
the Missionary Fund, reporting to the Convention of 1835, that the 
Directors " have intrusted the distribution of their available funds^ of 
the last year, to the Trustees of the Offerings of the Church, to be 
QKd, in their discretion, for the purposes for which the fund was 
institated," and a£ long as any portion of the principal of the Mis- 
siooary Fund remained, it was reported to the Convention in a separate 
portion of the Treasurer's Report. In 1836, however, a new code of 
C&D0D8 was adopted, and we find in Canon X, § 4, of that date, these 
Words: "The interest of the Missionary Fund and collections therefor, 
•hall be applied under the direction of the Trustees of the * Offerings of 
^« Church,' for the following purposes — for Diocesan Missions, for 
the expenses of the Convention, and for paying the quota of the Dio- 
<^€W for the expenses of the General Convention." This Canon, which 
remained in force, with a slight verbal alteration, until 1857, was evi- 
dently intended to stop the application of collections to the iiicrease of 
the permanent Missionary Fund. It proceeds however on the suppo- 



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fo&m that the fand then on liand was to be preBerred in its integriij, 
for the title of the Canon is, ^ 0/ Epitcopal and Misnomary Fwdt!* 
At this period, (1836,) the Treasurer reports the fund as amounting to 
$4801.70, which however inoludes *317./o<^ whioh it had in trail 
for St Andrew's Church, Amwell. In 1838 the fund increued tft 
$4954.12, less $317 /^^ above mentioned, leaving $4636. ^^g as tb 
amount of the permanent Missionary Fund when it was at hi 
maximum. 

Tour Committee having ascertained these fiicts, proceeded to inm* 
tigate by what means and by whose authority, if any, this fund estinlj 
disappeared. They find that in the year 1816, the first ConYeatjoi 
after the consecration of Bishop Croes, the following resolution mi 
passed : " In order to meet the expenses of the Bishop for the pait 
year, it is resolved that the Convention borrow of the Missionary Filb^ 
the sum of one hundred dollars, to be refunded from the proceedi rf 
the Episcopal Fund when raised.'' This was the first inroad upon tba 
integrity of the fund, the Convention borrowing of a sacred tnit) 
without even the palliation of securing its repayment by proper bondk 
Bishop Croes, in his Address to the Convention of 1818, remaib: 
that " it is deeply to be lamented that circumstances should have oooar 
sioned even a temporary diversion of any part of this fund from iH 
original purpose." In 1817, another loan of one hundred and Sftj 
dollars was made for the purpose of paying the Bishop's ezpeoaei, 
<' incurred in the discharge of his Episcopal duties," with the ezprea 
proviso, that it '* shall be hereafter refunded from the colleolionB made 
for the Episcopal Fund." A like sum was again borrowed in the jein 
1818 and 1819, and the Treasurer of the Diocese in his report to the 
Convention of the state of the Missionary Fund in 1820, ineladei 
among its securities a 'Moan to the Bishop's fund" of $550, tlie 
amount whioh had at various times been borrowed. In 1821, the ooi- 
leotions for the Episcopal Fund not coming in as rapidly as waa ex* 
pected, the Convention appears to have repudiated the repayment of 
the money thus borrowed from the Missionary Fund for the support 
of the Bishop, by the passage of the following resolution : '' Wheretfi 
by several resolutions passed by the Convention in the year 1816, and 
subsequent years, loans have been made from the Missionary Fund to 
the Episcopal Fund, now amounting to five hundred and fifiy dollani 
and whereas said loans were made to defray the expenses incurred by 



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ishop while perfoiming services^ striotly speaking chargeable to 

liflsioiuury Fund; resolved; therefore, that the said debt now 

n1 against the £pisoopaI Fond be, and the same b hereby oan- 

" The Committee feel called upon to add that these sums, as 

!B from the Treasurer's Reports^ were all that Bishop Croes 

ed, during these years, for his Episcopal services. During this 

f however, the Missionary Fund appears to have steadily in- 

i, which it continued to do until it reached its maximum, before 

, in 1838. In 1839, though no mention is made of the fiict in 

sport of the Trustees of the Offerings, it appears from the Trea- 

\ Report that he used $1488.65 of the principal of the Missionaiy 

to pay, in his own words, '< balances due Missionaries and note 

om the Trustees of the Offerings to the Episcopal Fund, agree- 

> a vote of the Trustees/' In 1841, the Convention '< Resolved, 

le Trustees of the Offerings of the Church be permitted to borrow 

he Missionary Fund 9300 per annum, if necessary^ to be repaid 

the Trustees find themselves able." The practical working of 

solution, so far as appears from the Journals, seems to have been 

B Treasurer to pay from the Missionary Fund any deficiency 

might arise in the appropriations of the Trustees of the Offer- 

f the Church, and it was by this means, notwithstanding the 

i of occasional legacies, gradually diminished, until it entirely 

BUB from the Treasurer's Report in 1847, through the only 

dog bonds of $210 00 and $131.84 proving to be, in the Trea- 

i words, "of no value." 

appears, therefore, from this review of the history of the Mis- 

f Fund of this Diocese, that the Convention through a period of 

li of forty years, beginning as early as 1804, did receive, by 

of collections, donations and legacies, various sums of money, 

exceeding 15000, which it sacredly pledged itself by its recorded 

) preserve as a permanent Missionary Fund, and to apply the 

rt accruing thereon from time to time to the support of Missions 

I the Diocese ; that about $550 of this was loaned to the Episcopal 

and the balance to the Trustees of the Offerings, with the under- 

Qg clearly expressed at the time said loans were made, that they 

1 at some future time be repaid. The Committee, having in 

the honor and integrity of pledges made by such a body as this 

»tion, and the sacred character of all trust funds, recommend 

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that immediate measares be taken by tbia GooTeniioii to aaoertain the 
exact amount of money wbieb baa been thoa diverted from the parpoM 
for wbicb it waa given and received, and to replace the aame aa a pe^ 
manent Missionary Fund aa soon aa practicable They therefim 
recommend the following reaolotiona for adoption : 

Ruolved, That a Committee of two be appointed to aaeertain and report t» 
this ConTontion the exact amount of money which has been borrowed from Iki 
Mieeionary Fond of the Diocese by the Episcopal Fond, and by the TrottM 
of the Offerings of the Chorch. 

Betoivedf That the Treasorer of the Diocese be directed to claim, npoa thi 
adoption of the Report by the ConTcntion, from the Trustees of the Episoopd 
Fund, any moneys which the aforesaid Committee shall ascertain to ]ia?e bc« 
borrowed from the Missionary Fund of the Diocese by the Episcopal Fund. 

Buolved, That the Trustees of the Offerings of the Church be direetid ti 
appropriate ten per cent, per annum of the Offerings of the Church for Dio- 
cesan Missions to repaying any money which the aforesaid Commitlee M 
ascertain to have been borrowed by them fh>m time to time from the Mianmuj 
Fund, until the whole amount has been repaid. 

All of which is respectftilly snbmitted. 

HlNBT BSIBS ShEBBIANi 
EUQBNB AUQUSTUB HOFFBIAN, 

OommiUBt. 



On motion, 

Resolved, That the said Committee present to the Convention a statenenttf 
the precise amount of moneys paid out of the Missionary Fund, the penoai * 
Committees to whom paid, and for what purposes. 

The Bishop appointed the Rev. Messrs. Sherman and Hoffmin tbe 
Committee under the first Resolution. 






The following Preamble and Reaolution were adopted : 

WhereoM, The Bishop in his Address has presented to the ConTcntioa the 
necessity for a more efficient co-operation on the part of the Clergy and Uitf 
in the prosecution of the Missionary cause within the Diocese ; therefore, 

Reaolvedj That a Committee of be appointed to report to the ae^^ 

Convention if any means and what, may be advisable to increaae the extea^t 



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id effioiencj of the Missionary operations onder the direction of the Ecclesi- 
Aicml authorities of the Diocese. 

The blank was filled with '^3/' and the President appointed the 
lev. Drs. Garrison and Mahan and the Rev. Mr. Duane the Committee. 

On motion, it was 

Rt9ohf€d, That the thanks of this body be presented to the Rev. Dr. Garrison 
ftir Ida able and appropriate ConTcntion Sermon. 

On motion, it was 

Ruokftdj That the Standing Committee be the Committee to make the assess- 
lats required by Canon X, Section 6. 

A resolution to print 500 copies of the Convention Journal and the 
Address of the Bishop was, on motion, temporarily postponed. 

Mr. Henry Hayes was appointed Treasurer of the Diocese. 

On motion, the salary of the Treasurer was fixed at $150 per annum. 

On motion, 

Resolved, That until otherwise ordered, the Standing Committee, together 
with the Treasurer of tke Episcopal Fund and the Treasurer of the CouTention, 
b« the Committee to assess the Parishes for the Bishop's salary. 

On motion, 

Beaolved, That the Clergy of the several Parishes, and in case a Parish be 
"Without a Clergyman, the Wardens be requested to append to their Parochial 
B«ports the amount of salary promised, and whether the same be in arrears. 

On motion, it was 

Resolved, That all the Canons be referred to the Committee, who are to 
nport upon amendments to Canons to propose such alterations as they may 
dtsm proper. 

The following Preamble and Resolution were adopted : 

Whereat, The Bishop has in his Address called the attention of this CouTsn- 
tion to the Diocesan Institutions, St. Mary's Hall and Burlington College ; 

ittolved. That a Committee be appointed to take some measures to awake the 
intertst and obtain the patronage of the Churchmen of New Jersey for these 

iMtitQtiOQS. 

Oq motion, 

Retolved, That the Treasurer be required to giTC security to the amount of 
110,000 in bonds satisfactory to the Standing Committee. 



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On motion^ 

Ruolved, That the amount, principal and income of the Episcopal Fond, wiA 
a description of the securities of the same be entered i^n the minutes of seek 
CouTention, and published in the JonmaL 

A motion was made to print 760 copies of the Journal and Buboffi 
Address. 

An amendment to postpone tbe printing until the last yearns printei'i 
bill be paid, was lost. 

An amendment to make the number of copies 1000 was lost, and 
the original number was passed. 

The following Preamble and Resolution were adopted : 

Wherea$t By the Address of the Bishop, this Conveiition are, oiBoiallj, sdfM 
that the property known as " RlTerside," with a suitable curtilage, is hdd h 
trust as a place of residence for the Bishop of this Diocese, rent free, and tkit 
such curtilage, with his consent, has been assigned, by which the b«a«lBU 
use of said property is secured to this ConTcntion ; therefore, 

Betohed, That 

be a Committee to haye such charge of said property and its repairs ai mijbi 
consistent with the occupancy of the Bishop and the legal rights of the Tnilaiii 

The President appointed Messrs. A. Browning, W. F. Hootoiai 
R. S. Conover such Committee. 

On motion, 

Betolvedf That a Special Committee of fiTe be appointed to consider •b' 
report to the next CouTcntion on the mode of the ConTention assessments. 

The President appointed Messrs. J. G. Garthwaite, the Rev. Mean- 

Kelly and Schetkj, and Messrs. W. Rutherfurd and T. P. Carpenter 

the Committee. 

Ruolved, That the Trustees of the Episcopal Fund pay to the Treasurer of 
the Diocese the interest upon said Fund, from time to t^e, as collected. 

On motion the following Resolution was adopted : 

Betolved, That the Treasurer have authority to pay out of the expenses ^ 
CouTentlon any bills certified by the Bishop for the printing and sending ^ 
Diocesan Circulars, Pastoral Letters, &c., &c. 

At tiie request of the President the Rev. Dr. Mahan took the Cha^ 

The following Report of the Committee on the existing provisi^^ 
for the Bishop's salary was acoepted : 



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The Committee to whom was referred the existing provisions touch- 
ig the Salary of the Bishop, as included in Canon X., and a certain 
lesolntion, passed at the Convention of 1860; (Vide Journal, p. 41^) 
^ leave to report, That, upon examination of the matter, they find 
m apparent conflict in these provisions, the practical effect of which has 
been a suspension of so much of Canon X., as bears upon the subject: 

They; therefore, recommend for adoption, as follows : 

(1) Re$oh)edj That the Resolution in question, having reference to 
the Bishop's Salary, be, and the same is hereby revoked. 

(2) Resolved, That the first four sections of Canon X. be^ and they 
ire hereby repealed. 

(3) RcMolved^ That the first section of Canon X.. read as follows : 
Sect. 1. The Salary to be paid to the Bishop, till otherwise or- 
dered by Convention, is hereby fixed at $4,000 per annum, which shall 
be payable in quarterly instalments, viz : on the 15th days of August, 
NoTember, February and May. 

That the second section be as follows : 

SiCT. 2. The whole income of the Episcopal Fund shall be ap- 
plied in payment of the Bishop's Salary ; and such additional amount 
•8 may be requisite, from time to time, to make up the Salary of the 
Bishop as above fixed, shall be annually assessed upon the several 
Parishes in union with this Convention The basis upon which this 
ttBesement shall proceed, is defined to be, the gross amount of Clerical 
Salaries in the Diocese; and the apportionment of the amount thus 
aaened, shall be ordered, in each case, according to the actual amount 
of Salary paid by each Parish to its Clergyman. The several Parishes 
sball pay to the Treasurer of the Convention their annual quota in 
qurterly instalments, as follows, viz : on or before the 15th day of 
the months severally of August, November, February and May. 

That the third section be as follows : 

Sect. 3. All contributions to the Episcopal Fund shall be paid 
directly to the Treasurer of " The Trustees of the Episcopal Fund of 
the Diocese of New Jersey." 

(4) Resolvedy That the numbering of the remaining sections of 
Canon X. be modified in accordance with these alterations. 

On a motion for its adoption, a point of order was raised that the 
requirements of Canon XYII. had not been complied frith. 



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The President decided tbat the Report ooold not be adopted. 
An appeal being taken^ the decision was sustained bj the following 
vote: 

CUt^^ - Ayes, 12, Nays, 8. 

Xat^, - Ayes, 19, Nays, 9. 

On motion, 

Retohed^ That the Committee on Aocoonta shall aMeaa upon eadi of tfct 
Parishes, such per centum on the salary paid by it to its Clergyman as may bf 
necessary, together with the interest aocming from the Episcopal Fond, to pi/ 
4he salary of the Bishop for the ensuing year, at $3,600. 

The Bishop resumed the Chair. 

The hour of adjournment having now arrived, on motion, i 

The 19th Rule of Order was suspended. 

On motion, 

Reiolped, That 800 copies of the Treasurer's Schedule of Assessments vd 
Receipts be printed as it will appear in the Journal, and sent at once to tht 
members of the CouTention. 

The Bishop re-appointed the Rev. E. A. Hoffman and F. B. Chet- 
woody Esq., the Auditing Committee of the Treasurer's AccouiitB. 

The minutes were then read and approved ; the Bishop made a 
short Address, and afler singing the '' Gloria in Excelsis/' followed 
by Prayers, and the Benediction by the Bishop, the ConyentioQ 
adjourned nne die. 

William Henrt OdenheimsB; 

Bishop of New Jtm^- 
Wm. Ceoswbll Doaxb, Secretary, 



A. I> P E N" I> I X . 



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»p*B TriiTelHng Expenses, 

SAlary, 

Mui Missions, 

ention Expenses, 

and Infirm Clergy Fund, 

>f the Olden Legacy, 

'and, (being the proceeds of sale 
Is belonging to the Parish of St. 

Church, Clinton,) Principal, $985 00 

Interest, 66 00 



reported last year,. 



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4 16 

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16 64 

12 48 

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Cook, «« 6 82 

F. Harrold, " 64 85 

le, " 28 93 



bomson, Special, 10 00 



. Odenheimer, Salary 

** Travelling Expenses, 

of the General ConTention, 

the Ute Rt. Rev. G. W. Doane, 

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the Trusteen of the Episcopal Fund, 

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560 50 

209 96 

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186 94 

21 98 



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108 58 


198 46 


896 55 


9 582 82 


11,782 96 


224 11 



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2,T67 06 

2,8<je 27 

160 00 

892 04 

1.624 2fi 

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96 87 




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( B. ) 

SEPOBT OF THE AUDITINO COMHIITEE, 

May, 1861. 

Tlie nndersigned, the Committee appointed to examine the Trea- 
rar's Accounts, beg leave to report, that they have examined them, 
•mpared them with the vouchers, and have found the same to be 
neot The following balances remain in the hands of the Treasurer : 

For the Bishop's Salary, $ 523 27 

'' Diocesan Missions, 131 16 

AsseBsments for Convention Expenses, &c., - - - 60 35 

Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, .... 1,474 25 

Principal of the Olden Legacy, 6,417 53 

Principal, from sale of St. Paul's Church, Clinton, $985 00 

Interest, " « " '' 40 87 

1,025 87 

E. & O. E. Total, . - - 99,632 43 

The Auditing Committee desire to express their gratification at the 
ppearance and condition of the new books which have been procured 
Bd opened by the Treasurer, pro. tern. His method of keeping the 
scoont of each fund separate and distinct by itself, furnishes to any 
ne, on its face, without explanation, the exact condition of each de- 
artment of the finances of the Diocese, and though materially in- 
reasing his labours, it has very much lessened the duties of the 
auditing Committee. The Committee also, — in view of the great 
flMmnt of work which must devolve upon the Treasurer from the 
veeent accurate method of keeping his accounts, and of the care and 
^Qsponsibility which must be exercised in the safe keeping of the funds 
ntnuted to his charge, as well as the large amount of bonds which 
^ is required to furnish as a security for the faithful discharge of the 
lutieB of his office, and of the evident injustice and impropriety of 
Quiring any person to expend so much time in the service of the 
Kooese without compensation — feel called upon to recommend that 
Uie Convention hereaf^r pay the Treasurer a suitable salary from the 



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moneys received from the annual aaseBBment upon the pariBlies of the 
Diocese, for << the expenses of the Conventiony &o" 

All of which is respectfolly submittedi 

EUOENB AUO. HOFFBCAN, 



Newark, N. J., May 25^ 1861. 



F. B. Chstwood, 

Auditing OomnUtiee. 



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( c. ) 
BEPOBT OF THE STANDINO 

The Standing Committee of the Diocese, beg leave to report, that 
in accordance with the directions of the last Convention, thej mtde 
an assessment upon the Parishes of the Diocese, of one and a half per 
cent, upon the Salaries paid to their Clergymen, for '^ the Ezpeneef 
of the Convention, the Expenses of the Standing Committee, and the 
quota of the Diocese towards the Expenses of the General CooreD- 
tion," and also of seven per cent, upon the same for the purpoee of 
paying the Salary of the Bishop of the Diocese, for the present con- 
ventional year, and sent suitable notices thereof to the officers of the 
various parishes. It is proper to state that they excepted from the list 
assessment those parishes whose members had paid in, to the Tmsteei 
of the Episcopal Fund, at the time of making the assessment, in Jane 
last, a sum, the interest of which would be at least equal to the assess- 
ment upon the parish. 

The Standing Committee have signed testimonials, during the year, 
recommending Horace Smith Bishop, late a minister of the Metho- 
dist denomination, John Cornell^ A. B., William Given Aodrewes, 
and Alfred Houghton Stubbs, to be received as candidates for Holy 
Orders ; also Heury Palethorpe Hay, Robert Andrewes Poole, Charles 
Douglas, Horace Smith Bishop, and Samuel Seymour Lewis, for Pea- 
con's Orders ; also Robert Andrewes Poole, Charles Douglas, and Jol^n 
Cornell, A. B., to be received as candidates for Priest's Orders, with 
full literary qualifications; also the Rev. John Leighton McKiiu, tb^ 



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Rev. John Martin Henderson, A. M., and the Rev. Hugh L. Morrison 
Clarke, A. M., for Priest's Orders. 

The Committee also receivied the resignation of Jabez W. HajeS| 
as Treasurer of the Diocesan Convention, in the month of Jane last. 
They directed their Secretary to address to him a suitable letter on 
the occasion of his resignation of the office to which he had devoted 
80 much of his time for a period of eleven years. In accordance with 
the powers entrusted to them by the 9th Article of the ConstitutioUi 
they appointed Mr. Henry Hayes, of Newark, as Treasurer, pro. tem., 
who immediately entered on the duties of his responsible office. 

All of which is respectfully submitted^ 

By order and in behalf of the Committee. 

Eugene Auo. Hoffman, 

Secretary. 
Burlington, AT. J,, May 29, 1861. 



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( ». ) 

BEPOBT OF TRUSTEES OF EFISCOPAL FUND, 

May 29, 1861. 

The Trustees of the Episcopal Fund of the Diocese of New Jersey, 
lierewith submit to the Convention the following report of their pro- 
ceedings during the year, and also showing the present condition and 
imoQDt of the Fund entrusted to their care. 

Eeceived from J. W, Hayes, Esq., late Treasurer. 
1860. 

June — Benjamin Q. Megie*8 Bond and Mortgage, dated 

Nov. 1, 1859, at five years, $6,000 00 

James C. Tingley's Bond and Mortgage, dated 

Nov. 10, 1869, at one year 2,000 00 

Andrew Deoker*s Bond and Mortgage, dated 

January 6, 18-59, at one jear, 800 00 

Aaron Gulick's Bond and Mortgage, dated 

April 28, 1834, at one year 600 00 

Cash, 2,932 96 

Total received from late Treasurer $11,782 96 



Amount bno^ fimnid.^ _ _„.... $ll,7>i 

Danation* and SvhienptuMt rteeived durtMff Ae year. 

June 9. — Prom HIm FnuioM Stntton, of Trlnl^ ^nnh, 

SwedMborongh, Si 

Yitim JuDM Potter, of Trlidt; Chnrek, PrlnM- 
lon, 2,600 00 

FrcHB HiH Bvnh J. Pottar, of Trini^ Clmnli, 

pTineetan, Tennauee Stoto Bond, No t98S, 1,000 00 

From Hiu Either SteTOiu, of Trinitj Chanh, 
PriDootoQ, Bond of the Joint Bulroad and 
Caul CompuiIeB, No. 298, with ipril Cou- 
pon ftttMhed, 1,080 00 

From MiM Sophia StsTeni, of Trinitj Chnroh, 
Piinoeton, Honda of the Joint Railroad and 
Canal Companiea, No*. 440 and MS, with 

CoDpon^ 1,080 00 

6,580 

Jol; .—Prom Hn. C, and Hira 8. SS 

Aug. 28.— B. 8. Coaorer, of St. 8l«phan'> Chnroh, Sonlh 
Amboy, BelTidere Delaware Bailroad Bond 
No. 216, with Coapon G15 00 

From do. do. Bond of Joint Companies, No. 
806, with Coupon, lOt 00 

From do. do. Bond do. No. 67 with Coapon,.... 412 00 

From do. do. Cash, 96 60 

From J. A. ConOTer, of St. Stephen's Chnroh, 
Sonth Amboy, Check for. 1,000 00 

Prom F. S. ConoTcr, of St Stephen's Chnroh, 
Sonth Ambo;, Check fOr. 800 00 

Prom S. S. ConoTGr, of St. Stephen** Choreli, 
Sonth Ambo;, Cheok for. 200 00 

From B. S. ConoTor, of St. Stephen's Chnroh, 

Sontb Amboy, Check ftir. 46 00 

Dee. 20.— From CharloB Howard Edwards, Sabscription 

Bond, dated December 12, 1800, SOO < 

isai. 

Jan. IB.— From Benjamin T. Carter, of Chriat Chnroh, 

Woodbnry, 20 00 

Prom Henry C. Clarke, of Christ Chnroh, 

Woodbury 6 00 

Amonnt oairied forward, 17,6S7 



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Amount broaght forward, 17,667 96 

Uy 25. — From Daniel B. Ryall, of St. Peter's Church, 

Freehold, Subscription Bond, June 1, 1860, 150 00 

From John D. Forman, do. 75 00 

From Thos. C. Throckmorton, do. 75 00 

From A. R. Throckmorton, do. 75 00 

From John Yought, do. 50 00 

From Jos H. RosseU, do. 50 00 

From William Lloyd, do. 25 00 



500 00 



Total amount of the Fund, $20,839 46 

RECAPITULATION. 

Cash Teceived from late Treasurer, $2,932 96 

** ** SnbsoriptionB during the year, 4,306 50 

$7,289 46 

Serarities received from late Treasurer, 8,800 00 

** being donations during the year, 4,800 00 

18,600 00 



Total amount of the Fund as above, $20,839 46 



bvested at six per cent, interest, $5,300 00 

" seven " " 15,500 00 

Cwhonhand, 39 46 

$20,889 46 



Investments made during the year by the Trustees. 

CuhreoeiTed from late Treasurer, as above $2,932 96 

" " Subscriptions, 4,806 50 

$7,239 46 

I860. 
Me 11 — Loaned Halsey & Tucker, on Bond and Mort- 
gage at one year, with interest at 7 per ct.,..$5,000 00 
%20.-Loaned George Hall, do. do. 500 00 

Not. 26.— Loaned Stephen B. Young, do. do. 1,700 00 

Cash in Newark Banking Company, 89 46 



$7,239 46 



4 



SUUemeat of Beee^ and Diabwnemmii dttrimg Ae gear on aeamt 
of I 



1800. 

J11I7 20— Beo'd for Coupon TenncMM Bond, $80 00 

Ang. 1. " from B. Q. Magie, 8 mos. iotwert to d>t«, 106 00 
1. " ■' A. Deokw, 6 " " 10 60 

Nov. 7. '• " B. G. M^e, 8 " \b, lit insL, 106 00 
Dm. 28. " <■ Haln; ft Tnokar, 8 moi. intarMt to 

lllhlnK., 176 00 



1861. 










Fob. 2. 


" ■' B.O.Hegi«,8moB. 


intorMttolatbuL. 


106 00 


U0I12O. 


•< ftr Conpoiu, 6 mac, Bondi of Joint CoV- 


76 00 


20. 


•> " '• BolT. Dol. B. B. Bond, 


16 00 


20. 


" " " Tenneswo 


Bond. 


80 00 


80. 


" fifom J. C. Tlngtey, B mo 


B.ii>tt«?«b.lOUi, 


106 00 


April 2. 


■■ " 8. B. Tonng, 6 




Moll 26th, 


69 60 


4. 


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H.r 6. 


" " B.a. Uegie, 8 


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106 00 


26. 


" " D. B. Eyall. 12 




Junol,'61. 


B 00 


26. 


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4 60 


26. 


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4 GO 


26. 




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4 60 


26. 


" " JohnToughl, 


12 ' 




8 00 


26. 


" ■■ Jos. H. RosBoll, 


12 




8 00 


26. 


<• " Williun Lloyd, 


12 ' 




I GO 


26. 


" " BeiU7 Wyokoff, 


12 • 


••<»Bwu8 00 


26. 


" ■* A. WMker, 


12 




8 00 


26. 


'■ •■ jMob Ellis, 


12 ' 


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8 00 


25. 


" " AuonQoUok, 


12 ' 


" to April 28 


, 80 00 



1881. 
Dec. 2T.~-Pud for ^e sapport of the Epiooopalo. to Rt. 

BoT. W. H. Odeabeimer, D.D., Bighop,...$126 00 

Mob SO. ■< A. L. Dennigft Bro., billforAoooDDtBooke, 5 18 

April 1. " Biahop Odenheimer, u ftboTo, 400 00 

Cash Baluiae on hud, 176 87 

$1,00« I 



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The JoBoieing it a eompltle Inetntory of the Fund. 

B. O. Hegie's Bond ind HortgagB, bctbq p«r cent. $6,000 00 

J. C. TlDglej'i " " 2,000 00 

A. Deoker'a " " 800 00 

Hileey & Tucker's " " 6,000 00 

3. B. YoDDg-B " " l.TOO 00 

0«org« HftU'i " " 500 00 

A. Gnliok'a " aiz per cent. GOO 00 

TonnMSM Bond. " 1,000 00 

IMridera Del. Railroad •■ " 600 00 

Joint ConpaniM " " 1,000 00 

" " " 600 00 

" " " 500 00 

" •• '■ 400 00 

" " 100 00 

C. H. Edwards' " " 800 00 

D. B. BraU'B " " 160 00 

J. D. Forman'B " " 76 DO 

T. C, ThrookmortoD's " " 76 00 

A. B. ThTDokmartoii't " " 76 00 

John Vmglit'i " " 60 00 

J. H. RoMoU-a " " 60 00 

W. Uoyd'a " " 26 00 

Caali on hand, 89 46 

Total amount of Fond, $20,88 

All whiob ia rapeatfallj BDbniitl«d. 

W. W. WOOD, Prei't pro 
T. P. CARPENTEB, 
DENNINQ DUER, 
JOHN EEAN, 
A. Q. KEASBET, 
DANIEL DODD. 
B-rlingUtn, Mag 29, 1861. 



REPORT 

Of the Tnuteea of the Offerinfft of the Church. 
The Standing Committee, as " Trostees of the Offerings of tb 

GhoToh," beg leave to present the foUowiog Beport in nooordua 

with Canon X, § d. 
The Committee held a meeting shortly after the adjonrnment of tka 

last Convention, and on the recommendation of the Bishop, mada tha 

following appropriations : — 

BeMdere and Knowlton, $200 00 

St. Andrew's Chnroh, Umbertville, ... 60 00 

St. Matthew's Chnroh, Newark, ... - 200 Ou 

St. Peter's Church, Ranoooas, .... 50 00 

Christ Church, Woodbury, .... 100 00 

RockawsT Kud Boonton, 200 00 

Calvary Church, Snmmit, 50 00 

St. Philip's Chnroh, Newark, .... 60 00 

Asoension Chorch, Oloncester, .... 50 00 

St. Lnke's Cborob, Philipeburgb, .... 150 00 

Hackettetown, Hope, Soccasnnna, \ 200 00 

Scbooley's Mountain and Stanhope, J " 

Trinity Church, Woodbridgo, .... 50 00 

Bridgeton, ........ 100 00 

ZioD Chnrch, Moravia, Cape May, and parts adjacent, 60 00 
St. Luke's Church, West Bloomfield, ... 50 00 

Fairview, $2 per Sunday, when supplied, (say) - 75 00 

Riverton, do. do. ... 75 00 



Total, ...... $1710 00 

The Offerings received from the parishes during the year, 
with the exception of some Offerings for special objects, 
which will appear in the schedule accompanying the 

Treasorer's Report, amounted to only, ... $1216 ' 

l-'rom the estate of the late Hanford Smith, - ■ . 2&4 I 

Balance of last year, --.-... ggi 

Loaned by the Bishop, - - - - - . - 119' 

Totol, »1668 ' 



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The Treasurer has paid : 

Arrearages due Missionaries, $200 12 

Missionary appropriations for the year, (in part), - - 1337 17 

Balance in Treasurer's hands, 131 16 

Total, $1668 45 

This leaves still due for Arrearages : 

Mrs. M. F. Harrold, - - - - $128 90 

The Rev. E. K. Smith, - - - . 120 66 

" J. D. Ros6, Ph. D., . . 61 41 

$310 97 

Balance due Missionaries for past year, (say) ... 372 83 

To the Bishop, for advances, 119 42 

Total, $803 22 

The Committee ask the earnest attention of the Convention to the 
schedule accompanying the Treasurer's Report, which shows how very 
few of the parishes of the Diocese comply literally or substantially 
with the provisions of the Canon in reference to the collections for 
Diocesan Missions, and how many do not comply at all. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

By order and in behalf of the Committee. 

Eugene Aug. Hoffman, 

Secretary. 
Burlington, May 29^, A. D. 1861. 



AnENDHENTS TO TOE CONSTITIITION AKD CAROHS. 

Maj 29 and 30, ISGl, 

CANON Z. 

PABSXS. 

Sec. 5. It is recommandcil that there bo a oollection made, at lei 
once a quarter, id every parish of the Diocese, for the support of tiM 
Missious of tlie Diooese, which shall be paid over, quarterly, mi of 
hefort the 15(i days of Avguit, Nuvetaber, Fthruary and May, to the 
Treasurer of the Convention, by the Treasurers of the several parisha, 
These cootribntiona shall be appUed, under the direction of the Bishop 
knd the Trustees of the " Offerings of the Church," for Diocesan Mis- 
Btons, and the eKpen!>es of the Trustees of the Offerings. 

Sec. 6, The espenses of the Convention, the expenses of the Staod- 
ing Committee, and the quota of the Diocese towards the expenses of 
the General Convention, shall from year to year be assessed bj a Com- 
mittee apfKiinted by the Convention, on all the parishes of the Diocese; 
and the Chairman of such Committee sbaU send a notice of the sj 
luent to the Rector and Wardens of esxih parish, on or before the fint 
of JmIi/ in each your, and shall lay before each Convention the mode ' 
of the seseBsmeut, and the names of the parishes upon which the same 
has been made. This asBesemeat shall be paid to the Treasarer of the 
Convention, on or before thefirit day o/Avgwl. 

CANON XI. 

REPEALED. 

CANON XVII. 

PASSED. 

No proposed &It«ratioDs of, or additions to the Canons, shall here- 
after be considered by the ConventJon, unless at least one day's pre- 
vious notice thereof be given in open Convention, and until snob 
alteration or addition shall have been referred to, and reported apon 
by a Standing Committee on Conttxtution and Canons, which Cotnmii- 
M thall cotuiit of Jive penom, and thali he appointed bg tieettpn a* 
early at may be in eocA tettion of the ConveiOion. 



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OOMTSXIXTTXIOMT- 

ARTICLE XI. 

Approved and Lying over to ihe next Convention, 

Sso. 1. At every Annual Convention, next before the meeting of the 
regular Oenerai Convention, four clerical and four lay deputies shall 
be elected to represent this Diocese in the G-eneral Convention, each 
order choosing its own representatives by ballot, subject to the approval 
of the other order, who shall hold office for three yeart, 

Sko. 2. The Convention, a/ the same time, shall also nominate by 
ballot a like number of supplementary deputies of each order, to serve 
as depaties contingently, &o. 



Tbb next Convention of the Diocese will be held in Tritriiy 
Church, Newark, God willing, on Wedneadaj, May 28tli, A, D. 



COMMITTEES TO REPORT AT THE NEST CONVENTION. 
On the C JNSTiTDTiON AND Canons : page 22. 

The Rev. Dr. Mahan, Chairman, and the Rev. Mr Sherman; ud 
Measra. James Parker, B. \Villia.aison, J. C. Qarthwaite, E. 
Ogdon, A. Browning and C. Parltcr. 
On the Leqacy or Mr. John Bathes : page 23. 

Messrs T. P. Carpenter and T. H. Whitney. 
On the M18SIONABT Fund : page 34. 

The Rev. Messrs. H. B. Sherman and E. A. Hoffman. 

On tiie Inoreaee of the Extent and Efficikmov of Diocnil 
MrsBlONH: page 34. 
The Rev. J. F. Garriaoo, M. Mahan. D. D., and R. B. Duane. 

On the Assessments op Parishes for the Bishop's Saub^' 
page 85. 

The Standing Conunittee, and Messrs. Henry Hayes and Daiuu 
Dodd. 
On the Diocesan Institutions : page 35. 

The Rev. Meaars. W. C. Doane, G. P. Sehetky and J. S. Bosb- 
On the Mode op the Convention Abbessments : page 36. 

The Rev. Messrs. J. Kelly and G. P. Schetlcy, and Meaara- ^" 
Garthwaite, W. Rutherford and T. P. Carpenter. 

To Audit the Treasurer's Accounts : p^e 38. 

The Rev. E. A. Hoffman and F. £. Chetwood, Esq. 
0» THE Care of the Efiscopal Residence : page 36. 

Mesara. A. Browoing, W. F. Hooker and F. S. Conover. 



57 



CHUBCHES AND CHAPELS 

IN THE DIOCESE OP NEW JERSEY ; 

With the date of their origin, as near as could be ascertained, or of 
their admission into union with the Convention. 

St. Peter's Church, Perth Amboy, before 1700, probably 1685. 

Christ Church, Shrewsbury and Middletown, 1702. 

St. Mary's Church, Burlington, 1704. 

St. John's Church, Elizabethtown, 1704. 

St. John's Church, Salem, 1721. 

Trinity Church, Newark, 1725. 

St. Andrew's Church, Mount Holly, 1742. 

Christ Church, New Brunswick, 1742-43. 

St. Michael's Church, Trenton, 1747. 

St. Peter's Church, Spotswood, 1756. 

Christ Church, Newton, 1759. 

Christ Church, Allentown, before the Revolution. 

Christ Church, Johnsonburgh. 

Trinity Church, Woodbridge, before the Eevolution. 

St. James' Church, Piscatawa, before the Revolution. 

St. Mary's Church, Colestown, before the Revolution. 

St. Peter's Church, Freehold, 1788, probably much earlier. 

St. James' Church, Knowlton, 1788. 

St. John's Church, Chew's Landing, 1791, probably earlier. 

St. Peter's Church, Berkeley, 1791, probably earlier. 

St. Thomas' Church, Glassborough, 1791. 

Trinity Church, Swedesborough, 1792. 

St. George's Church, Penn's Neck, 1792. 

St. Paul's Church, Paterson, 1817. 

St. Stephen's Church, Mullica Hill, 1823. 

St. Thomas' Church, Alexandria. 

St Matthew's Church, Jersey City, 1824. 

St. Mark's Church, Orange, 1827. 

St. Peter's Church, Morristown, 1827. 

St. Luke's Church, Hope, 1828. 



8t F&nl'g Ghnroh, Camden, 1880. 

Trmit; Ohonh, Princeton, 1888. 

Christ Ghnrah, Bordentown, 18S6. 

Chri£tCharoli,BelleTille,1886. FormerlrChifiel of Trinity, Nen 

St PkdI'b Chnroh, Bahway, 1886. 

St Paul's Ghnroh, Hobohen, 1886. 

Zion ChuToh, Moiayia. 

Zion Chnrch, Bdvidei^. 

8t Stephen's Chnroh, Beveriy, 18S7. 

Grace Chnroh, Newark, 1887. 

Trini^ Church, Mooreetown, 18S8. 

Calrar; Chnroh, Flemington, 184S. 

Qiaoe Chnroh, Haddonfield, 1848. 

Trini^ Chnrch, Fairriew, 184S. 

St AndreVs Ghnroh, Amwell, at LBmbertrille, 1846. 

Ontce Ghnroh (Tan Torst, m), Josej Ci^, 1847. 

St Philip's Chttroh, Newark, 1848. 

8t M^thew's Chnrch, Newark, 1848. 

St Thomas' Ghnroh, Temon, 1848. 

St Panl'a Ghnroh, Trentoo, 1849. 

Ascenaiott Chnroh, Qlonoester, 1849. 

Grace Chnroh, Eliiabethport, 1860. 

Trinity Chnroh, Middletown Point, 1850. 

House of Prayer, Newark, 1851. 

Christ Free Mission Chnroh, Nevark, 1852. 

St. John's Gharoh, Somerrille, 1852. 

St John's Chnrch, Gamden, 1852. 

Ghnrch of the Holy Trinity, Hadson, 1652. 

St. John's Church, Dover, 1852. 

St Paul's Church, Newark, 1858. 

Christ Church, Eliiabethtown, 1858. 

St Stephen's Chnrch, Millbom, 1853. 

St Jamos" Church, Long Branch, 1864. 

St Stephen's Ghnroh, South Amboy, 1854. 

Trinity Church, Hoboken, 1854. 

Grace Chnroh, Orange, 1854. 

Grace Ghnrch, PlunGeld, 1854. 

St Barnabas' Chnroh, Newark, 1865. 



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8t Peter's Charch^ Newark, 1855. 

St Mark's Chnroh, Newark, 1855. 

Once Cliarcliy Madison, 1855. 

Charcli of the Redeemer, Morristown, 1856. 

Trinity Ghorcli, Jersey City, 1856. 

St. Barnabas' Free Mission Chapel, Burlington, 1857. 

St. John's Church, Paterson, 1857. 

St Luke's Church, Philipsburgh, 1857. 

Church of the Good Shepherd, Fort Lee, 1858. 

Grace Church, Pemberton, 1858. 

Christ Church, Bloomfield, 1859. 

Trinity Church, Trenton, 1859. 

8t John's Church, West Hoboken, 1859. 

Christ Church, Bergen, 1859. 

Trinity Church, Red Bank, 1859. 

St. James' Church, Hackettstown, 1859. 

Trinity Church, Hightstown, 1859. 

Church of the Holy Communion, South Orange, 1860. 

St Peter's Church, Rancocas, 1860. 

Trinity Church, Mount Holly, 1860. 

St Luke's Church, West Bloomfield, 1860. 

Trinity Church, Elizabeth, 1860. 

St Stephen's Church, Florence, 1860. 

St John's Church, Passaic, 1860. 

St Andrew's Church, Bridgeton, 1861. 

Christ Church, Riverton, 1861. 

Trinity Church, Bergen Point, 1861. 

Grace Church, Crosswicks, 1861. 

St Paul's Church, Bergen, 1861. 



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PAROCHUL REPORTS F9R THE CORTEIITIOHAL TEU. 



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ST. MART'S PARISH, BURLINGTON. 

ST. MAKrS CHURCH. 

THI BT. RKV. W. H. ODBNHEIME&, D. D., BISHOP. 

THB BBY. WM. CBOBWBLL DOABI, B. D., BIBHOP'S OHAPLAIB, BBCTOR. 

THB BBY. DAVID 0. MOOBB, BEOTOB'S AB8IBTAJIV. 

THB BBY. BLYIN K. SMITH, PBINOIPAL OF 8T. MABT'S HALL, OHAPLAIB OF BOLT 

INN00BNT8* OHAPBL 

THB BBY. J. BBBOKBNBIDOB GIBBON, BBCTOB OF BUBLIHOTON OOLLBGB, CEAFUD 

Of THB HOLT CHILD JBBUB CHAPBL. 

THB BBY. M. F. HTDB, PBOf BSBOB Of AHOIBKT LAH0UA0B8 IB BUBUBGTOI OOIr 
LBGB, MIB8I0NABT TO CHBIST OHUBOH, BIYBBTOV. 

LBYI JOHNSTON, 0. P. JONBS,* LAY BBADBB8. 

The Rector reports, sinoe St Lake's Day, Oetober 18, when he ftsmuBfl^ 
the rectorship. Namber of families, — ; number of indiYiduals, — ; baptiiioSi 
adults, 7, infants, 12, (before October 18, infants, 13,) total, 32; confirmedi 
20, (before October 18, 1,) 21 ; marriages, 5 ; burials, 21 : commnmcaDtSi 
added, 10, remoyed into the Parish, 2, remoyed from the Parish, 4, died, ^ 
present number, 120 ; the Holy Communion celebrated eyery Lord's Day ti^^ 
Holy Day, and in the Octayes ; Parochial School, 1 ; St. Mary's Academj, ^ 
boys; catechists, 18 ; catechumens, 100; Parish Library, 250yolumes; So^' 
day School Library, 800 yolumes. 

Offerings : Missions ; Diocesan, $49 89, Domestic, $82 74, Foreign, $27 S^ 
Parochial, $96 49; Parochial Charities, $147 49; Kansas, $41 87; Ageda-O 
Infirm Clergy, $9 96; other Parochial purposes, $155 14; Conyention ^^ 
penses, $10 50 ; Bishop's Salary, $87 ; total, $707 96 ; before October '%- 
total, $110 87. Total offerings for the year, $818 88. 

ST. BARNABAS' FREE MISSION CHAPEL. 

Number of families, 72; number of indiyiduals, 820; baptisms; adalt^^i 
infants, 86; total, 89; confirmed, 11; marriages, 5; burials, 12 ; oomiiM. "« 

* lieft the Diocese. 



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CA&ts, died andremoyed, 8, present number, 100. The Holy Communion every 
l-ord's Day and Holy Day ; daily Parish Schools, partly paid, teachers, Cor- 
nelia Yansciyer, Layina Fergus, Ellen Hulme ; Scholars, boys, 86, girls, 40, 
Vktal, 75 ; catechists, 6 ; catechumens, taught openly in the Church three times 
weekly, 95; Sunday School Library, 800 yolumes; celebration of Divine ser- 
vice, Sundays, four times, with three sermons and one catechizing ; Holy Days, 
the Holy Communion, with a sermon ; Daily Morning and Evening Prayer, 
vith sermons on Wednesday and Friday, in Advent and Lent ; total, 900. 

Offerings: Parochial Schools, $200; the Poor, $159 66; Parish purposes, 
f819 79; Kansas, $4 75 ; other purposes, $45,*- total, $729 20. 

CHAPEL OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS. 

Indiridoals, — ; baptisms, adults, 11, infant, 1, total, 12; confirmed, 40; 
tvenge communicants, 70. 
Offerings : For Church Missionary Work and Charitable Purposes, $215. 

CHAPEL OF THE HOLY CHILD JESUS. 
Individuals, 82; communicants, 11. 

TOTAL IN THE PABISH. 

Baptisms, 83 ; confirmed, 71 ; communicants, 301. Offerings : $1762 53. 

The Rector's report for this year, of St Mary's Parish, is necessarily imperfect. 
The work so far has been prospective, and is full of promise ; larger congrega- 
tion! ; increased attendance at special services ; and somewhat enlarged alms, 
pn hopes, if not assurances, of growth. The beauty of the Parish Church 
hai heen materially heightened by the erection of a memorial window, by the 
Ptrishioners, to the memory of their late beloved Rector, the Rt. Rev. Bishop 
I^e. It is an exquisite work of art, made in West Bloomfield, New Jersey, 
hy Owen Dor em us, Esq., and is beautifully appropriate to its sacred purpose, 
^e Episcopal emblems, the cross and crown, and the Episcopal and Aca- 
<ieinic Seals, are in the side lights. In the tall central lancet stands a noble 
^^gve of the Good Shepherd, and above is the Pastoral Commission to St. Peter ; 
ud below, the deliverance of St. Peter from prison. The Latin inscription 
Vfider the window records the gift. 

" 2b George W. Doane^ Bishop of New Jersey^ for twenty-six years Rector of 
^ Parith ; a most loving and faithful Pastor, who died on the 27 th day of April, 
-4.2). 1859; and is buried behind this Church, in which during his lifetime, de- 
^uUy and reverently he constantly worshipped; his parishioners, mourning from 
^^ hearts his loss, have caused this window to be erected, as a memorial of their 

8t. Mary's Academy for boys is in successful operation, with 21 scholars ; 
^00 reoeiye a thorough English and Classical education, with proper and care- 



fnl nUgloiw tn^ing, «nd attend Uia daily moratog mtvIm of tha dnnt 
Tbe BaotoT U Bector of Iha ADBdam^, and hU Aiairtaiit the Uaatv; fli 
Bishop being Visitor. 

In 8t. Baraabaa' Hiaalon, irlth mnoh aniie^, there ta abnndut hlfa 
The field la large and pnimiBlng, though tha loven' hand* are oftM \M, 
with the prMsnre of work and the want of meaiu. The full Mrrieei tn tm 
tinned, and the lohooli are In adndrable oondition. The ohangee eoMHf 
upon the aooeplaooe of the Reotonhip of the Pariah, by the PrieM af tk 
Miaidon, haTs somewhat leaaened this Tear*! aetaal itatiitiM. Bat Iht nla 
UoQ here ronuiiiis nuohanged. And now, with the paroohial aTatam At th 
whole oity more oompletely arranged, there is larger room, and a bettm oj^ 
(nnit; tbr more abondant and aaooeaefiil labonra. Here, aa to aome aitmt b 
(he Pariah Chnroh, the Bev. Assistant does mnoh and Taloable work in ad 
ditioD to hia aoademlo dnUea. 

The Beetor adds, aa an important erent, the Aot, whieh makes St. Itrfi 
the Cathedral Cbnreh of the Diooese. It Is saoh bj nature and neoead^, mi 
haa been alwaja, In all bnt the name. Ha hopes bf another jear to npcs< 
that the aystem aa adapted to the Ameriean Chnroh, ia fkirlj oarriad oU. 

An Act, mUMorimg IA» BMop of tha Pnletlmt ^ueopmt Ckmrek nUai lb Aal^ 
lo regitter etrlam oeft oa lila rtgitUr af Saml Mary"' FarM, m lit tH/^ 
Burlington. 

1. BeUmaaedbyatStnaleandOtnertlAuemblfeftitSUlUtiflfrmJmil- 
That hereafter all baptisms and marriagsa, or any other oSeial or minliUrid 
aots. whioh hare been or may be solamniied bj the Bishop of the ProUatial 
Epiaoopal Church within this State, liaTing the oily of Burlington under bii 
JurladiotioD, may be entered by him on the register of Saint Uaiy's PuiA 
Burlington ; and the same, when entered on the aud regiater, shall hare At 
like legal effect and operation aa if the said marriage or baptism had bMo 
■olemniied by the olergjmui hsTiug charge of the said Chnroh, and been b] 
him entered oo the register thereof i and the aud Chnroh nayBlaoba IheplaM 
of depoeit for any papers and dooamentii connected with hia office. 

2. And be a maeitd, That this actshall lake effect immediaUly. 

8t. kUnr'a Pabsoma<», Bdblironi- 
Mtts 2Slh, A. D. 1861. 
Btoht Bitbxihd Fathbk in Qod. 

I beg lesTO reepeotfully to report that, since my adntis^on into yoor K»c^ 
CD the Feast of AU Saints, A. D, I8C0, I have been officiating as Bectar'a 4 
liatant in the Pariah of 8t. Mary, Burlington, and acting aa MaaUr of ' 
Hary'a Academy for Boya. 

In my laat named duties I hare reoeived large and yaluable aid from ts 



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lUotor, And haiwt had pleasantly associated with me (until the last fortnight) 
tt Tntor, Mr. Gostis P. Jones, B. A., of Burlington College, for whose loss I 
desire to reeord my regret. 

In the Parochial work, I haye taken such a share as has been appointed me 
Vj the Rector, and all special ministerial acts performed by me are included 
h hifl Parochial report. 

Outside 8t Mary's Parish, but within your Diocese, I haye assisted once in 
ttt tdministration of the Holy Communion, said Morning or Eyening Prayer 
ttm times, and preached twice. 

In other Dioceses I haye assisted at the ordination of one Priest; said Mom- 
lag or Eyening Prayer three times ; preached twice, and catechised publicly 



I haye the honor to be. 

Bight Reyerend Father, 

Tour dutiful son in the Church, 

David C. Moobi. 
To the Right Reyerend, the Bishop of New Jersey, &c. &c. 

Bt. Riy. Fathbb. 

The duties which are assigned to ** the Principal, Chaplain, and Head of the 
Fifflilj,'' at St. Mary's Hall, haye been constantly performed by me, during 
the put year. 

I hiye also celebrated Diyine seryice, and preached seyeral Sunday mom- 
^ at St Stephen's Church, Florence, by your direction; and taken 
pirt, regularly, in the Sunday seryices at St. Mary's Church, Burlington. 
Dving the school yacation, Spring and Fall, I haye officiated in yarious places. 
1 U?e baptized one infant, and once performed the marriage seryice, and that 
for the burial of the dead onee; I haye been the Instructor in Dogmatic Theo- 
^t *t Burlington College. 

Elvin E. SMrrH. 

Barlhgton, N. J., May 27, 1861. 

Bi. Riv. Fathsb. 

I herewith send you my first report as a Presbyter of the Diocese of New 
Jersey. 

I entered on my duties as Rector of Burlington College, October, A. D. 1860. 
Binoe that time I haye been engaged, constantly, in the Pastoral and Aca- 
^ntic work in that Institution. There are under my Pastoral care thirty-two 
*oiUs. Eleyen members of the family are communicants. 

I haye also fulfilled the duties of Instructor in Ecclesiastical History in 
^e Theological department of the College. 
^ haye preached about twenty-fiye sermons ; besides Lectures and Addresses 



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deliTered in the College Chapel ; and haTe assisted on almost oTery Simdiy, 
and on the greater Festiyals, in the services of St. Mary^s Chnrcb, Bv> 
lington. 

J. BbeckenbidobGibmi. 
Burlington, 1861. 

ST. PETER'S CHURCH, PERTH AMBOY. 

THE BEY. ALEXANDEB JONES, BBOTOE ELECT. 

Nnmber of families, 47; baptisms, infants, 4; confirmed, 4; marriages, 1; 
burials, 8 ; communicants, added, 5, died, 2, whole number, 79 ; Sundaj aebool; 
scholars, 120, teachers, 15 ; librai-y yolumes, 600. 

Offerings: Missionary at Matoon, Illinois, $116; Foreign Missions, )25; 
Sunday School, Alms for Poor, and other Parish purposes, $276 41. 

CHRIST CHURCH, SHREWSBURY. 

THE BEY. HABBT FINCH, BECTOB. 

Number of families, about 50 ; number of indiyiduals, 61 ; baptisms, sdnlts, 
1, infants, 4, total, 6 ; confirmed, 4 ; marriages, 7 ; burials, 11 ; oommuniotatoi 
92, (22 of whom attend the communion of Trinity Church, Red Bank,) addei 
anew, 5, removed into the Parish, 4, removed from the Parish, 8, died, 8, die* 
missed by request, 3, present number, 92 ; the Holy Communion celebnted 
first Sunday of each month , daily Parish schools, free ; teacher, John N. Still; 
scholars, -males, 61, females, 59, total, 120; catechists and Sunday school 
teachers, female, 3 ; number of children taught the catechism openly in the 
Church, about 40 ; number of times, once a month ; Sunday School Libniyi 
about 200 Yolumes; celebration of Divine service, every Sunday, piincipsl 
festivals and fasts. 

Offerings : Missions, Domestic, $1 03, Foreign, $1 67 ; Fund for Aged and 
Infirm Clergymen, $2 03; General P. E. S. S. Union, and Church Book 
Society, $1 94; the Poor, $18 17; Parish purposes, $44 14; Church pa^ 
poses, not included in the above, $10 31 ; total, $79 19. 

CHRIST CHURCH, MIDDLETOWN. 

THE BEV. WM. N. BUNNELL, MINISTEB. 

Number of families, 16; number of individuals, — ; baptisms, infants li 
total 1 ; confirmed, 3, two of them at Red Bank ; burials, 2 ; communicants '« 
added anew 4 ; removed into the Parish, 3 ; present number, 32 ; the Ho^^ 
Communion celebrated on third Sunday of each month; Catechists a^^ 



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hmdij School Teachers: female, 4; catechamens, 16; Sunday School Li- 
nrjy 75 yolnmes ; celebration of Diyine seryice, once each Sunday. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, $16 00; Missions, Diocesan, $10 00; Fund for 
gsd and infirm Clergymen, $2 00; Bible and Common Prayer Book So- 
iety, $5 00 ; the poor, $5 51 ; Parish purposes, $55 60 ; Church purposes 
lot included in the aboTC, $597 04 ; total, $686 01 

There has been Diyine serrice in this Parish every Sunday since last report, 
ad a growing interest in all that relates to the Church, has been evinced by the 
Mople in the vicinity. A Sunday School has been continued through the year in 
Jie (iMe of many difficulties, and I have made arrangements for administering 
dis Holy Communion monthly. Much has been done to add to the comfort and 
MMtj of the Church building, as well as to conduce to the proper performance 
pf the lerrices, and still further improvements are projected. I indulge the 
Uth that there is a bright and prosperous future opening before this Parish, 
iBd record with pleasure, with gratitude and with hope, the earnestness of 
those who are attached to it. The field is a difficult and peculiar one ; almost 
fwbidding the hope of church extension, but still the number of those who are 
liking "for the old paths" increases. 



ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, ELIZABETH. 

THB REV. SAMUEL A. CLARK, BE0T0&. 

Bftptisms, adults 4, infants, 30, total 34 ; confirmed, 18 ; marriages, 8 ; bu- 
iili, 18; communicants, added anew, 20, removed into the Parish, 9, removed 
^ the Parish, 14, died 2, present number, 209 ; Sunday Schools, 2 ; pupils, 
!00; teachers, 28; Bible classes, 2; Parish library, about 860 volumes; Sun- 
^J School libraries, 1 100 volumes , children catechized monthly. 

Contributions : Foreign Missions, $124 97 ; Domestic, (Evan. Knlge. Soc, 
1 Miss. Soo., &c.,) $396 85; Diocesan, $221 94, ($123 67 through the P. E. 
livioDary Society in New Jersey). These amounts include the contributions 
ram the Bible Classes and Sunday Schools, about $175 00. Parochial, 
•26,022 58 ; the poor and other purposes, $529 27 ; total, $20,551 86. 
tf the $20,022 58^$3117 20 were for current Parish purposes, and the bal- 
aee, (a part of which was contributed last year, but not reported), was given 
oitrds building and furnishing the Church ; total, $21,295 61. Moneys not 
Belnded in this report have also been raised by the sales of land belonging to 
he Parish. 

On St. John the Baptist's day, June 24th, 1860, the new Church was opened 
>or Divine service, that day being the one hundred and fifty-fourth anniversary 
>f the laying of the foundation of the original Church building. 

The edifice, built from plans furnished by John Welch, Esq., of New York, 

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Arohiteot, is 148 by 60 feet, gothio in style, of stone and briek, with rtsined 
windows, thoroughly fHimished, haying organ, bell, &o., and is completed 
with the exception of the upper sections of the tower. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, SALEM. 

THI BBY. THOMAS f. BILLOPP, BBOTOB. 

Number of families, 66 ; Baptisms, adults, 1, infants, 5, total, 6 ; confirmed, 
4 ; marriages, 1 ; burials, 6 ; communicants, added anew 4, remoTed from tbe 
Parish 2, withdrawn 1, present number 68; the Holy Communion, celebrat«l 
first Sundays in month and Festiyals : Sunday School Teachers, male 2, femsb 
6, total 8 ; number of children taught the Catechism openly in the Church, 40; 
number of times, quarterly; Sunday Scholars, 40; Sunday School Librtiy 
somewhat enlarged ; Bible Classes, 1 ; celebration of Diyine serrice, all Sm- 
days, all Holy Days, eyery Friday. 

Offerings : Episcopal Fund, $68 00 ; Conyentional expenses, $12 00; fio- 
tation expenses, $6 00 ; Miesions: Domestic, $28 00 ; Foreign, $19 00 ; the poor, 
$60 00 ; Parish purposes, $800 00 ; Church purposes, not included in tin 
aboye, $100 00; total, $1067 00. 

This Parish has experienced but little change for better or for worse nsM 
the last report. Not being susceptible of any rapid increase, it may be re- 
garded as an eyidence of Diyine blessing, that its general condition remiiu 
unchanged. 

It is remarked, howeyer, with regret, that its contributions, owing to dnm- 
ttaucu that may readily be imagined^ haye been somewhat diminished. 

TRINITY CHURCH, NEWARK, 

THE &By. EDMUND If Sy ILLS, D. D., BEOTOB. 

Number of families, 200 : baptisms, adults 2, infants 37, total 39 ; confirmed 
10; marriages, 8; burials, 2G; communicants, added anew 12, remoTed ftoB 
the- Parish 18, died 3, present number 246: the Holy Communion oelebrtted 
on the first Sunday in each month, &c. ; Catechists and Sunday School teachert, 
male 16, female 24, total 40 ; number of children taught the Catechism openly 
in the Church, 350; number of times, occasionally; Parish library, 825 vol- 
umes ; Sunday School library, 1248 ; Bible classes, 2; celebration of Dimeior- 
yice, all Sundays in the ^ear, and Holy Days when directed by the Prayer Book' 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, $240 00; Missions: Diocesan, $86 77; Do* 
mestic, $64 82 ; Foreign, $54 17 ; Fund for aged and infirm clergymen, 
$31 15; the poor, $476 61 ; Parish purposes, $160 19; Church purposes, n<>* 
included in the above, $792 89; offerings of the Sunday School, $242 00; 
total, $2138 10. 



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ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH, MOUNT HOLLY. 

TBI BEY. OEOBOE P. 8CHETKT, B. D., RECTOR. 

Nnmber of families, 78; number of individuals, 300; baptisms, adults 11, 
if&nts 36, total 46; confirmed, 14; marriages, 4; burials, 18; churchings, 
;; eommuDicants, added anew 18, removed into the Parish 17, removed from 
he Parish 3, died 4, present number 146 ; the Holy Communion celebrated on 
Irat Sunday in each month : on the greater Festivals, and semi-monthly during 
ikdTent and Lent, 28 times : also in sickness 25 times ; cateohists and Sunday 
Bdiool teachers, male 6, female 17, total 22; catechumens taught the catechism 
openly in the Church, on the last Sunday in each month, on the greater Festi- 
His, and, with few exceptions, weekly in the Sunday School by the Rector ; 
Runber of times 28 ; total number of young persons instructed 160 ; Parish li- 
brary, 200 volumes; Sunday School library, 215 volumes; Bible classes, 2; 
etlebration of Divine service, Sundays, 118, Holy Days 46, other days 267, 
total 426 ; sermons 114, lectures 112, addresses 4. 

Offerings : Episcopal Fund, $43 75 ; Missions : Diocesan, $82 50 ; Domestic, 
$55 00 ; Nebraska, special, $36 00 ; Church in Columbus, Wisconsin, $6 00 ; Na- 
Aotah, $72 08 ; Minnesota and «*Bp. Seabury" Missions, $55 14 ; Fund for aged 
ud infirm clergymen, $15 46 ; special offerings for Kansas, $26 25 ; Bible and 
Common Prayer Book Society, $6 75 ; Parish library, $12 50 ; Sunday School 
purposes, $184 89 ; Sunday School building, $850 00 ; the poor, $67 96 ; 
Pirish purposes, $1199 11; Church purposes, not included in the above, 
ehorch debt, $550 00; burial ground, $186 00; total, $3848 89. There 
Uvebeen other charities during the year past, of which no account can beob- 
ttined. 

In addition to the foregoing, I have to report, that, on the 11th day of Octo- 
W last, I resigned my charge of St. Peter's Parish at Rancocas. Prior to my 
ndgnation, I officiated and preached seven times — twice administering the Holy 
Communion. On the feast of the Circumcision, I received an appointment as 
Miisionary to St. Peter's Chapel, Medford, at which station I have officiated 
ttd preached eight times ; baptized one adult and administered the Holy Com- 
■mnion three times. There are two female teachers and thirty-one Sunday 
mbolars, including a small Bible class. The Sunday School library numbers 
SOO volumes. There have been $414 27 contributed for the building of a 
Ckmrch edifice, which we hope to raise by the close of the year : $1 85 55 have 
W expended for other Church purposes. I have also officiated and preached 
ia other Parishes and Dioceses, during the past year, thirty-three times. 

On the Feast of St. Matthew, 1860, I laid the corner-stone of a Sunday and 
Hroehial school house on the rear of the Church lot. The building (a very 
>Mt frame structure,) was completed by the close of the year, and will com- 



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fortablj accommodate a coDgregation of about 176 persons. The amoont of 
offerings, and the increased number of daily, Lord*8 day, and Feast day ser* 
yices, and the more frequent celebration of the Lord's Supper, are, together 
with the number attending upon these, and the desire for their increase, grtti* 
fying and encouraging evidences of a spiritual growth and appreciation of 
spiritual priyileges. 

CHRIST CHURCH, NEW BRUNSWICK. 

THB BEY. ALFBBD 8TUBB8, BBCTOB. 

Number of families, 100; number of indiyiduals, about 500; baptisms, 
adults 6, infants 27, total 32; confirmed, 19; marriages, 9; burials, 16; 
communicants, added anew 19, present number 170; the Holy Communioa 
celebrated on chief Festivals, and the first Sunday in each month ; catechisti 
and Sunday School Teachers, 20 ; total number of young persons instructed, 
about 100: Sunday School library, 150 volumes; Bible classes every Friday 
after evening prayer ; a sewing school for children, once a week ; celebratioa 
of Divine service on Sundays, Holy days, morning and evening, and morning 
and evening on Wednesday and Friday. 

Offerings : Episcopal Fund, $90 00 ; Missions : Diocesan, $78 13 ; Domestie, 
$67 50; Foreign, $30 00: Fund for aged and infirm clergymen, $29 02; the 
poor, $250 00; Parish purposes, $2500 00; total, $8,089 65. 

On Thanksgiving day, Nov. 22d, 1860, at the request of the Bishop, who vi8 
prevented by illness from being present, I laid the corner stone of Christ 
Chapel. The want of accommodation in the Parish Church, made this ande^ 
taking necessary, and the liberality of the congregation rendered it practicable. 
The building is in the Komanesque style, 60 feet long by 28 wide, with a chan- 
cel 17 feet deep. It will probably he ready for consecration in the autumn. 

ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH, TRENTON. 

THB REV. BIOHARD B. DUANB, BBCTOB. 

Number of families, 120; number of individuals, 550; baptisms, adulU^ 
infants 10, total 14; confirmed, 14; marriages, 10; burials, 18; communicants, 
added anew, 15, removed into the Parish 8, removed from the Parish 31, died 
4, present number 181; the Holy Communion celebrated monthly; Sunday 
Schools 3, viz: Main School, 18 teachers, 110 scholars; Colored School,^ 
teachers, 65 scholars ; Infant School, 2 teachers, 75 scholars ; total 29 teachera 
and 250 scholars ; children catechized monthly ; Parish library, 100 volumes; 
Sunday School library, 750 volumes; Bible Class 1, members 20; celebration 
of Divine service, Sundays, 109, Holy days, 13, other days, 40; total, 162. 

The unusual number of removals from the list of communicants has been o^' 
casioned by the re-opening of St. Paul's Church, South Trenton, to whi** 
twenty-one communicants were transferred, eight of whom were formerly co^' 



'^ted with tbat Parish. The Banday School of St. PauVa, reporUd last year 
^ connected with St. Michaers, being now detached, makes an apparent de- 
^'Sase in the nnmber of Sunday School teachers and scholars. There is actu- 
^y an increase in the Schools of St. Biichaers of six teachers and forty 
Scholars. 

Offerings: Diocesan assessment, $16*00; Diocesan Missions, $186 06; 

foreign Missions, $129 20; Bishop White Prayer Book Society, $26 00; Eyan- 

gelical Knowledge Society, $72 00; education of young men for Ministry, 

$60 94 ; Church building (for St. Paul's, Trenton), $738 50 ; for the poor, 

$147 86; Bishop's Salary, $45 00; Domestic Missions, $91 81; Mercer Co. 

Bible Society, $68 81 ; Female Prayer Book Society, $20 00 ; sufferers in 

Kanaas, $68 06; Parish Dorcas Society, $25 66; Sunday School purposes, 

$67 84; Parish purposes, $2,648 83; total, $4,860 07. 

Of the aboTC, the contributions of the Sunday School amounted to $48 00 for 
IHoeeean Miasions, and $86 00 for Foreign Missions. 

The statistics of the Parish show a diminution in the number of communi- 
te and indiyiduals, occasioned by the re-opening of St. Paul's. This Church 
eloeed from the spring of 1855 to the autumn of 1860, and had been greatly 
damaged by neglect and other causes. It has now been repaired, re-opened, 
and aupplied with a Rector. In this work, the Rector and people of St. Mi- 
diaePs haye co-operated, as will appear from the contribution above reported. 
St. Michael's has received, during the past year, a legacy of $100 00, and 
•mother of $50 00 for the poor of the Parish. 

The Parish Missionary Association, through the zeal and hearty labors of 
the eolleotors, continues to be yery effectiye. A Pastoral Aid Society, to en- 
eonrage and systematize Lay effort in Parish work, has been inaugurated with 
finble tokens of the Diyine favor. 
- When it is remembered that during the two years and a half last past, two con- 
gregations have gone out from the old Parish Church, whilst it preserves, nay 
nicreaaes its previous power, it will not be thought strange if the members of 
8t Michael's <* thank God and take courage." May the path of the dear old 
Church be as the shining light, which shineth more and more unto the perfect 
d»y. 

ST. PETER'S CHURCH, SPOTSWOOD. 

THB BET. THOMAS LTLB, BKOTOR ELECT. 

Number of families, 50 ; number of individuals, about 245 ; baptisms, in- 
hiits, 28, total 28 ; confirmed, 8 ; marriages, 4 ; burials, 10 ; communicants, 
^M anew 10, removed into the Parish 8, removed from the Parish 8, died 1, 
present number, 78 ; the Holy Communion celebrated on the first Sunday in 
every month, and also on the chief Festivals ; daily Parish School, teacher, 
^^ Farrington ; scholars, 18 ; catechists and Sunday School teachers, 6 ; 
i>^ber of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, 48 ; aomber of 






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timest nearly erery Sunday ; Sunday soholan, (not included in the foregouig)i 
10 ; total number of young persons instructed, 58 ; Parish library, 140 ; Sod* 
day School library, 126; total 265 yolumes ; celebration of Diyine serTiee,OB 
Sundays 121, Holy days and Saint's days 86, other days 85, toUl 242. 

Offerings : Missions : Diocesan, $12 00 ; Foreign, $7 12 ; Fund for aged ind 
infirm clergymen, $1 25; the poor, $29 84; Parish purposes, $212 00; 
Church purposes, (not included in the aboTo), assessment, $6 75 ; aiding Mi** 
sion stations, $28 00; Bishop's expenses, $5 00; $84 75— total, $296 96. 

Mission services have been held during the year at Machaponix, as hereto- 
fore. At Jamesburg, also, frequent serrices are held. Nine children hM 
been baptized in the latter place, and there are about a doxen commnm* 
cants. The risitation at Jamesburg, in October, excited much interest; thk 
being the first time a Bishop of the Church had ever officiated in the place. 

Our Parish work continues to be blest with fiirtherance, and our hevti 
are cheered with abiding peace and unity. The loTe of the people for oar 
beautiful sanctuary, still shows itself in the offering of gifts, — among which, t 
handsome and useful chandelier, obtained through the efforts of a zealous com 
municant, deserres especial mention. 

CHRIST CHURCH, NEWTON. 

THB RKY. NATHAAUL PITTIT, &EOTOB. 

Number of families, 65 ; baptisms, adults 4, infants 28, total 27 ; confirmed, 
12 ; marriages, 11 ; burials, 10 ; communicants, added anew 7, remoTed from 
the Parish 2, died 1, present number 62 ; the Holy Communion celebrated on 
first Sunday of each month, and Christmas and Easter ; catechists and Saoday 
School teachers, male 5, female 7, total 12 ; catechumens, 85 ; Sunday School 
library, 250 yolumes; celebration of Divine Service, Sundays, every morning 
and evening, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Thanksgiving day, Wednesdays and 
Fridays during Lent 

Offerings : Episcopal Fund, $86 25 ; Missions : Diocesan, $28 88 ; Domeftie, 
$11 41 ; Northern Mission Home, $20 02; Fund for aged and infirm clergy- 
men, $5 00 ; Convention assessment, S9 00 ; improvement of Church edifice, 
$800 00 ; the poor, $10 85 ; Parish purposes, $300 00 ; Church purposeii, not 
included in the above, $70 00 ; total, $1285 91. 

CHRIST CHURCH, ALLENTOWN. 

THI BEY. EDWARD A. FOOOO, MISSIONARY. 

Baptisms, adult 2, infant 8, total 5 ; communicants, present number, 25 : 
burials, 2. 

I have officiated regularly at Allentown and Crosswicks since my last report 
The attendance has been good, but I regret to say that many have removed 



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Bi the neighborbood. In eonsequenoe of this fact, aod some other attending 
damstfinces, I felt oonstrained to resign this charge on the Ist day of April 
t, but haye since been performing Missionary work, acting at your request, 
I by your appointment 

TRINITY CHURCH, WOODBRIDGB. 

THB BBT. lUOBNa AUGUSTUS HOFFMAN, MIB8I0NABY. 
■ MET, JOHN M. HENDIB80N AND WM. ROBERT BARLB, DBAOON, ASSISTANTS. 

onfirmed 1 ; burials, 2 ; communicants, about 20, added, 6 ; celebration of 
ine serrice, every Sunday aftomoon. 
fferings: Parish purposes, $210 06. 

his Parish still continues to be supplied with missionary services, every 
dfty afternoon, by the clergy of Christ Church, Elizabeth. It is prospering 
md oar expectations. The congregation is gradually increasing in size, 
a neat and beautiful brick Church has just been consecrated, which has 
upwards of $8000. The zeal and energy which the members of the con- 
lotion, especially the ladies, have shown in collecting money, and working 
i their own hands, in order that the building might be consecrated firee 
1 debt, is worthy of all praise. May God remember them for their good 
Is to the House of Gud, and the offices thereof. 

ST. PETER'S CHURCH, FREEHOLD. 

THE RBY. THOMAS J. TAYLOR, RECTOR ELECT. 

umber of families, 40; number of individuals, 175; baptisms, adults, 6, 
Ata, Vtotal, 14; confirmed, 8; marriages, 1; burials, 5; communicants, 
ed anew, 16, removed from the Parish, 2, died, 2, suspended, 1, present 
nber, 61 ; the Holy Communion celebrated monthly, at Christmas, Easter, 
it Sunday and Trinity Sunday, number of times during the conventional 
X, 17 ; catechists and Sunday school teachers, male, 1, female, 6, total, 6 ; 
echnmens, 50 ; number of children taught the Catechism openly in the 
orch, 25, number of times, monthly ; total number of young persons in- 
ncted, 50 ; Sunday school library, about 250 volumes ; Bible Class, one, 
ight by the Rector weekly; celebration of Divine serrice, Sundays, 117 
les, holy days and other days, 69 times, with sermon or lecture upon 45 
yiBiong, total, 186 times 

Seringa: Episcopal Fund, (in bonds,) $500; do., interest on $650, $89; 
>ce8aD, $9 50 ; Fund for aged and infirm clergymen, $5 ; Parish purposes, 
|327 25; Church purposes, not included in the above, $16 14; total, $1,896 89. 
Connected with St. Peter's Church, is St. John's Free Chapel in Englishtown, 
'Cfe service is held twice every month, with good congregations at each 
■▼ice. The Chapel was opened for Divine service on Tuesday, April 9th, 
^1) lince which time a Sunday school has been organized, and now numbers 



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6 Uaehen* and 80 toholm. PreTiouB to June 17th, I860, the Chvreh was bit 
little known in Englishtown ; and since then, moeh oppodtion has been made 
to our senrices by the Bectaries in that Ticinity ; yet notwithstanding the oppo- 
sition with which we have been favored^ the Church is gaining groand there, 
and by her steady adherence to the truth, is making her way into the hetrti 
of many who, until recently were total strangers to her scriptural Liturgy and 
the pure Gospel she proclaims to men. 



ST. JAMES CHURCH, KNOWLTON. 

THS SBV. HT7aH L. M. GLABKI, MISBIONABT. 

Number of families, 81 ; number of indiyiduals, 106; baptisms, inftnte, 8; 
communicants, remoyed into the Parish, 1, present number, 88 ; Holy Com- 
munion, celebrated when the senrices of a Presbyter can be procured ; cite 
chists and Sunday school teachers, male, 1, female 6, total, 6; total nonber 
of young persons instructed, 38 ; celebration of Dirine serriee, Sundaye, oBoe; 
on the greater holy days, alternately with Zion Church, BeMdere. 

Offerings : Episcopal Fund, $14; Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $1 76; Piriib 
purposes, $16 67; Church purposes, not included in the above, $5; totil, 
$86 48. 

ST. PETER'S CHURCH, CLARKSBORO. 

THE RKV. J. W. HALLAM, BECTOB. 

Number of families, 52 ; baptisms, infants, 8, also 1 at St. Stephen's, MulHcft 
Hill, total, 4 ; marriages, 4 ; burialH, 4 ; communicants, added anew, 2, re 
moyed into the Parish, 5, removed from the Parish, 2, died, 1, present number, 
88 ; the Holy Communion, celebrated first Sunday and Christmas ; cate- 
ohists and Sunday school teachers, male, 8, female, 7, total, 10 ; nomber 
of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, 70, number of tinM* 
monthly; Parish library, 279 volumes; Sunday school library, 446 volumei; 
celebration of Divine service, Sundays, morning and evening, ChristmMi 
Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, other days, Wednesday in Lent, Thanks- 
giving, National Fast. Lecture in the Vestry, Saturday evenings; ditto a 
part of the time on Wednesday evenings at Berkley. Since Advent Sun- 
day I have officiated at Mullica Hill in the afternoon on alternate SuDdayB. 

Ofi'erings: Missions: Diocesan, $12 14; Foreign, $18; the Poor, $23 02; 
Parish purposes, $25 ; total, $78 16. 

On the 16th of July last I took charge of this Parish, and my report includes 
only the acts and offerings since that date. During a long vacancy in the Recto^' 
ship public service had been continued chiefly by lay reading Thoogn 
strangers, we were received with hospitality by the people of the Parish, mauJ 



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wbom liaTe eontribnted in Tarions ways to make our home among them 
nfortable and pleasant. 

8T. THOMAS* CHURCH, QLASSBOROUQH. 

THB BIT. W. H. MORRIS, MIMISTBR OFFIOIATINO. 

Number of families, 6; number of indlTiduals, 26; baptisms, infants, 2; 
(orials, 2; communicants, present number, 11 ; the Holy Communion, cele- 
wated on the first Sunday in each month ; celebration of Diyine serrice, once 
nrery Sunday and Christmas. 
Offerings : Episcopal fund, $24 ; Missions : Diocesan, $16 90. 

TRINITY CHURCH, SWEDESBORO. 

THE RBY. HBNRT TULLIDOB, REOTOR. 

Number of families, 82 ; baptisms, adult, 1 ; confirmed, 6 ; marriages, 1 ; 
burials, 7 ; communicants, added anew, 6, remoTed into the Parish, 2, died, 1, 
present number, 166 ; the Holy Com m anion, celebrated first Sunday of OTory 
■o&th ; catechists and Sunday school teachers, male, 8, female 6, total, 8 ; 
Aildren catechised monthly, Sunday scholars, 66 ; Bible classes, 1 ; celebra- 
tion of Diyine seryice, Sundays, 100, the leading festivals and fasts, 4, other 
dtjB, 45, toUl, 149. 

Offerings : Episcopal Fund, $64 ; Missions : Diocesan, $26 ; the Poor, 16 ; 
Church purposes, $20 60; Kansas ReUef Fund, $21 ; total, $176 60. 

ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH, PENN'S NECK. 

THB REV. J. W. BRADIH, MIS8I0NART. 

Number of families, 12 ; number of individuals, 79 ; confirmed, 12 ; com- 
monicaDts, added anew, 13, present number, 81 ; the Holy Communion, cele- 
^ed on the first Sunday of every month, when practicable, and Christmas, in 
^ 18 times ; catechists and Sunday school teachers, male, 2, female 6, total, 7 ; 
Sinidty scholars, 40; celebration of Divine service, Sundays, 40, holy days, 1, 
otker days, 1, total, 42. 

When the present Missionary took charge of the Parish, it had been vacant 
MTenl years, and had, of course, suffered much in spiritual interests. Within 
^0 and a half years our congregation has doubled, our number of communi- 
sts nearly doubled — then 16, now 81. There is an unmistakable growing 
^^hment to the Church. We are poor, and have been left to struggle without 
lyinptthy from any quarter, except the Bishop. To us it seems* strange, in- 
^^ that churchmen, so much indebted, under God, to Missionaries and Mis- 
lioQary societies, should look so coldly on Missionary efforts. Is it not the 
B^ry of the Church that, like her Head and God, she is Missionary ? 



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The children cannot be cateehiied openly in the Ghnroh, m they ire not 
there in the morning, coming, as most of them do, from families out of our 
communion. We have no public seryice in the afternoon. My praciice is to 
catechise the school frequently. 

I have been 9 times to Cape May Connty, 8 timee to Morayia, mikiiig 17 
additional services. Each of my services has cost more, on an avenge, thu 
80 miles riding. 

8T. PAUL'S, PATERSON. 

THB BEY. JOHM KBLLT, REOTO&. 

Baptisms, adults, 2, infEints, 58, total, 55 ; confirmed, 18 ; marriages, 11 ; 
burials, 30; communicants, added anew, 14, removed into the Parish, 5, re- 
moved from the Parish, 10, died, 8, present number, 146 ; the holy oommanioD, 
celebrated monthly, and on the greater, festivals ; Sunday school teacben, 
male, 4, female, 10, total, 14 ; catechumens, 125 ; number of children taught 
the Catechism openly in the Church, the whole school; number of timet, 
monthly. 

Offerings: Bishop's Salary, $77 50; Missions: Diocesan, appropriated to 8t 
John's, Paterson, $285; Domestic, including $80 for Kansas, $48; Foreign, $51 ; 
ftind for aged and Infirm Clergymen, $7 ; Sunday school, $48 55 ; the Poor, 
$104 62; Parish purposes, (Pew Rents, $1527 41, Offertory, $800,)$182741; 
Church purposes, not included in the above, (Sinking Fund for Church Debt,) 
$98 85 ; total, $2492 48. 

ST. MATTHEW'S CHURCH, JERSEY CITY. 

THE BBV. J. BBINTON SMITH, RECTOR. 

Number of families, 150; number of individuals, about 700; baptismi, 
adults, 5, infants, 89, total, 44, confirmed, 21; marriages, 11: burials, 34; 
communicant^*, added anew, 17, removed into the Parish, 18, removed from 
the Parish, 28, died, 4, present number, 208 : the Holy Communion, celebrsted 
first Sunday in every month, and all Festivals for which there is a special pre- 
face, and Maundy Thursday — in public 17, in private, 12, total, 29; dsily 
Parish achools, paid, 2; teachers names. Rev. E. De Puy, Sarah Sewall: 
scholars, males, 8, females, 13; catechists and Sunday school teachent, lUAh 
10, female, 28 total, 38; number of children taught the catechism openly in 
the Church, 298 on roll, number of times, 12; Parish library, 280; Sunday 
school library. 350 volumes; Bible cb^ss, 1 — members, 20; other school?, induS' 
trial school, 8'> scholars; calibration of Divine service, Sund.iys, 116, holy 
days, 69, other days, 282, total, 416. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, with $30 overpaid last year. ?70 36; MisMons: 
Diocesan, S29 13; Domestic, $168; Foreign, 1; Sunday 3chool offerings, 
$250 92; Ladies' Society for Industrial'School, $40 96; Prayer Books, $21; 



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i8b Library, $190; Sunday Schools, $89 62; the Poor, $266 66: Parifth 
)09es, $436 22; Church purposes, not included in the above, $126; total, 
« 97. 

Diing the past year the parish has grown in zeal and good works, the eyi- 
!« of which is increased efforts for the extension of the kingdom of God 
Dg the poor and the indifferent. There is a goodly number of faithful 
>le, both male and female, who continue in well doing — in alms, in labors, 
in prayers The ladies, in addition to their Society, have organized a 
others' Meeting," for the instruction of poor women in religious truth and 
estic economy, and an ** Industrial School," for the benefit of poor chil- 
), both of which haye met with encouraging success. 

ST. MARK'S CHURCH, ORANGE. 

THB BBY. JAMBS A. WILLIAMS, BEOTOB. 

Qfflber of families, 90 ; baptisms, adults, 1, infants, 22, total, 23: mar- 
^ 1 ; burials, 7 ; communicants, added anew, 6, removed into the Par- 
i, removed from the Parish, 6, died 2, present number, 177 ; the Holy Com- 
lioB, celebrated on first Sunday of the month, and on the great Festivals ; 
iehists and Sunday school teachers, male, 4, female, 7, total, 11 , cate- 
nens, 75 ; number of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, 

niunber of times, monthly, on afternoon of Communion Sundays ; Sunday 
X)l library, 800 volumes ; celebration of Divine service, Sundays, morning 

evening, holy days, on all great festivals, also on Ash- Wednesday, Good 
Uy, and Thanksgiving Day ; other days, every Wednesday and Friday in 
t, and daily during Passion Week. 
fferings: Episcopal Fund, $70; Missions: Diocesan, $197 50; Domestic, 

72; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $83 14; the Poor — Com- 
uon alms, $253 63 ; Thanksgiving collection for Kansas sufferers, $34 00 ; 
1, |«83 99. 

be Parish is now engaged in extensive repairs, alterations, and improve- 
its of the Church edifice, involving an expenditure of about $80U0. 

ST. PETER'S CHURCH, MORRISTOWN. 

THE BEY. BOBEBT NOBBIS MBBBITT, BECTOB. 

lomber of families, 66 ; number of individuals, 320 ; baptisms, adults 8, in- 
te 14, total 17; confirmed, 15; marriages, 1 ; burials, 10; communicants, 
ed anew 8, removed from the Parinh 8, died 1, present number 106; the 
J Communion celebrated monthly, and on the greater Festivals ; duily Pa- 
i Schools 2, paid; scholars, males 35, females 18; catecbists and Sunday 
lool teachers, male 1, female 10, total 11 ; catechumens, 85; number of 
Wren taught the catechism openly in the Church, 80; number ot times, 12 ; 
"ish library, 290 volumes ; Sunday School library, 410 volumes ; celebration 



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of DiviDe senice, SandHfs 2, Holy dtya, 2 otber da^B, 2 tervioe» on WednO' 
daj. Fridoj, and one Bcrvice on all tlie olber days of the year. 

Oe«Tiiiga: Episaopul Fund. $77 60; MiaaioDB, DioceMn, $118 00: Dono- 
Ue, 820 00 : ReT. J. Llnjd Breck. msde by the children of the Sondii 
School, $67 00; Fund for aged and Infinn clergyman, S^O 00; Kanw 
Fond, $29 00; Suniiay Sahoul, $4& 00 ; Parochial Sohoali, $220 00; Ih 
poor, $160 00; PsTish parposes. $1600 00; Chnroh purposM, net IncluM 
Id the aboie, $B0 00; total, $2446 60. 

ST. PAUL'S CHDBCfl, CAMDBN. 



Nunb«r of families, 120; namber of indiiiduali, 4^0; baptisms, adalti, i, | 
tnfanlB IS. total IG; confirmed,4; msiTiBgea. 5 ; buriaU, 12 ; ocramuiiicutt, 
added anew 5, removed ioio the I'arish 1 3, remoTed trom Ibe Parish 10, did 
4, present number 172; the iloly Cammunioa celebraled the first Snudijii 
each month, CliriBtmas and Easier: cateehlst!) and Sunday School leaclciii 
male 8, female 13, total 21 ; number at children taught the catecbiEm opeil;iD 
the Church, 276 ; number of times, oaee erery month ; total Dumber of jni| 
persons instracted. 27S ; Parish library. 130 lolumes ; Sunday School libni;, 
3S6 volumes ; Bible classes, 3 ; celebration of Divine Bervioe, Sundays, am- 
lag and evening, and the firat Sunday in each montli afternooD additiwal; 
ChriatmaB, Thanksgiving day, Wednesday eventDg, Saturday evening btbn 
Communion. 

Offeriaga: Eptacopal Fund, $106 00; Misiioos: Diocesan, $61 S6; Poiui' 
tic, $131100; Foreign, $27 00 ; the poor, $185 00 ; Pariah purposes. $421)00; 
Church purpoBcf^, not included in the above, $1600 DO; total, $2527 36. i 

ST. JOHN'S CHOHCH, CHEW'S LANDING. 



This venerable Church haa long been unoccupied, and its old ccngregt^ 
scattered, but during the paal year a Sunday School has been opened in it4 
some of the ladies of the neighborhood, and about forty cbililrea are regnlulT 
under instruction. The improvement which Itiey have made in iJie ahorlliD' 
nnoe the opening of the School is io the highest degree encouraging, Stivi*' 
liBve been held there occaaionally, but nut by any means so often a> irert4» 
sirable. From the alleQilnnce and interest with whieh these have been welcomi 
there is every reason to believe that a Miiaionary would here find an opes tS 
and ready helpers for bis labora. 

TRINITY CHURCH, PRINCETON. 

Number of families. S2 ; baptisms, adults 6, infants 46, total 61 ; con{niie<l, 
10; marHages,4; burials.S; eoumuniaants, added anew 12, removed iit* 



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B Parish 2, remored from the Parish 1, died 8, present nnmber 109; the Holy 
nunanion celebrated monthly, and at great Festivals — 12 times in private ; 
ilj Parish Schools 2, 1 free, 1 partly pay ; teachers names, Mrs. ?Down- 
l. Miss Perrine; scholars, males 28, females 88; cateohists and Sunday 
hool teachers, male 4, female 8, total 12 ; number of children taught the 
teehism openly in the Church 65, (20 at Chapel) ; number of times, monthly ; 
al number of young persons instructed 120; Sunday School library 260 toI- 
les; night School, 4 nights a week during winter, 60 scholars, 4 teachers; 
t>le classes, 1 during Lent ; celebration of Diyine sendee, Sundays, morning 
d evening, all Holy days, morning, other days, three times a week in Lent, 
ee a week at all other times. 

Offerings: Missions, Diocesan, $80 00^-$61 06, Jaques, $120 00 Ho£Pman— 
01 06; Domestic, $55 00— $20 00 Bp. Kemper, $11 00 NashoUh— $86 00 ; 
veign, $58 00— $66 54 African— $119 54; Fund for aged and infirm cler- 
"men, appointed for next Sunday ; Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, 
i 00; parochial schools, $500 00, night school $401 50— $901 50 ; the poor, 
276 36; Parish purposes, $115 11, books and tracts; Church purposes, not 
fihided in the above, $651 69, cost of altering building for Sunday School 
NMBS ; total, $2356 76. 

b eonsequence of expenses incurred for parochial improvements, &c., and of 
le necessary collections, our postponed Missionary collections have been over- 
to by the embarrassment of Ihe times — and some of such collections will re- 
nin to go over to the ensuing ecclesiastical year, in consequence of the absence 
r important members of the congregation. 

CHRIST CHURCH, BORDENTOWN. 

THB BEY. J. L. MAXWELL, RBOTOR. 

Number of families, 45 ; baptisms, infants 7, total 7 ; marriages, 2 ; burials, 
; communicants, added anew 2, removed into the Parish 2, removed from 
t« Parish 2, present number 54 ; the Holy Communion celebrated monthly, 
hrittmas and Easter; Sunday School teachers, male 2, female 7, total 9; 
unber of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, all the School ; 
uiiber of times, monthly ; Parish library, small ; Sunday School library, very 
Md; Bible classes, 1 in Sunday School and 1 during the week — 2 ; celebra- 
oii of Divine service, twice every Sunday, except Communion Sunday, Christ- 
tt) Ash- Wednesday, Good Friday, Ascension day, Wednesday and Friday 
^g Lent, every day during Passion week, weekly lecture from November 
Jone. 

Offerings : Episcopal Fund, $80 00 ; Convention expenses, $5 00 ; Missions : 
ioeeean, $7 77 ; Foreign, $18 00; Sunday School, Foreign Missions— Africa, 
17 50 ; the poor, $66 58 ; Parish purposes, $805 50 ; Church purposes, not 
lelnded in the above, $95 00 ; for Syria, $36 55 ; for Kansas, $20 02 ; total, 
1101 87. 



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CHRIST CHURCH, BELLEVILLB. 

THE BEY. HEHBT BEEBB BHEBMAS, BBOTOB. 

Namber of families, 60 ; bspdBms, infants 16, total 16 ; confirmed, 1 ; mpr- 
riages, 8 ; burials, 8 ; communicants, added anew 4, remored from the PariA 
1, died 1, present number 64 ; the Holy Communion celebrated monthly ; nmi" 
ber of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, 120; number ef 
times, 2; Sunday scholars, not included in the foregoing, 118 ; total number of 
young persons instructed in 4 Sunday Schools, in different sections of the Pi- 
rish, 238 ; celebration of Divine serWce, all Sundays, Christmas, Ash Wed- 
nesday, Good Friday, Thanksgiring, Wednesdays in Lent 

Offerings : Missions : Diocesan, $287 00 ; Domestic, $288 48 ; Forei^ 
$100 00 ; the poor, $80 00 ; Parish purposes, $140 00; Church purposes, not 
include J in the above, $1060 00, total, $1876 48. 

The Rector is happy to report his Parish in a prosperous and flonrishiBg 
condition. The transfers, to feed the growth of other parishes in the neighbor 
hood, have been more than compensated by the current accessions to the oon- 
gregation. 



ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, RAHWAY. 

THE BEY. JAMBS B. HOHANS, BEOTOB ELECT. 

Number of families, 70 ; baptisms, adult 1, infants 17, total 18; marriigo^ 
8 ; burials, 11 : communicants, added anew 4, removed into the Parish 14, re- 
moved from the Parish 7, present number 180; Sunday School teachers, male 
3, female 19, total 22, scholars 125; Library, number volumes, about 400. 
The children are catechized and addressed by the Rector on the fourth SundftJ 
in every month. 

Offerings : Diocesan Missions, S40 84 ; Foreign Missions, $8 69 ; Episcopol 
Fund, $7 00; Nashotah, $8 19; Kansas, (answer to Bishop's pastoral) $1152; 
communion alms, $109 34; Parish purposes, $178 95; total, $404 83. 

During the past year the Church edifice has been greatly enlarged and betn* 
tified, at a cost of some $8,000. It will now comfortably seat over 500 persons' 
The most earnest labors were put forth in the progress of this good work, 08- 
pecially by the ladies of the Parish. By zealous endeavour over $5,000 dolltfi 
have been already obtained, leaving an indebtedness of about $3,000. Thi* 
would have been much decreased, but for the derangement of financial matters. 
Owing to the fact of such added home expenditure, the ordinary collections of 
the Parish have been considerably curtailed. At the close of the last year the 
former Rector was compelled by the state of his health to resign. The pulpit 
was supplied by various ministrations, until the 1st of May, when the present 
Rector entered upon the charge. 



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ZION, CHURCH, BELVIDERE. 

THB RBV. HTTOH L. M. OLABKS, MISSIONARY. 

Namber of families, 82 ; number of indiTiduals, 70 ; baptisms, adults I, in- 
ints 4, total 5 ; confirmed, 8 ; marriages 1 ; burials^ 4 ; communicants, added 
new 2, removed into the Parish 1, remoTed from the Parish 1, present number 
0; the Holy Communion celebrated when the serrices of a Presbyter can be 
^roenred; cateohists and Sunday School teachers, female 4, total 4; total num- 
Imt of young persons instructed, about the same as at last report ; Bible classes, 
1 ; celebration of Divine service, Sundays, once a day, the greater Holy days, 
•Hemately with St. James', Enowlton ; Wednesday evening with lecture. 

ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, BEVERLY. 

TUB REV U. BROWN, RECTOR. 

Number of families, 60 ; number of individuals, about 800 ; baptisms, adults 
4, infants f , total 18 ; marriages, 2 ; burials, 2 ; communicants, 95, added 
•new 6, removed into the Parish 3, removed from the Paribh 6, present number 
96; the Holy Communion celebrated first Sunday in each month, Christmas, 
EMt«r, ko. ; catechists and Sunday School teachers, male 6, female 10, total 16 ; 
nofflber of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, 90 ; number 
of times, 12 ; total number of young persons instructed, 90 ; celebration of Di- 
vine service, Sundays, 104; Ash- Wednesday, Good Friday, Christmas; Fast- 
^Jt ThankBgiving, and every Wednesday, total 161. 

Offerings : Episcopal Fund, $50 00 ; Missions : Diocesan, Episcopal M. S. of 
H. J., $26 00; Foreign, African, $40 00; Bible and Common Prayer Book 
Society, $8 00 ; Parish purposes, Sunday School, $28 00 ; Church purposes, 
>ot included in the above, Church debt, ;^500 00 ; total, $677 00. 

GRACE CHURCH, NEWARK. 

THB RBV. J. S. B. HODOES, REOTOR. 

Number of families, about 140 ; baptisms, infants 26, total 26 ; confirmed, 14 ; 
■turiages, 6 ; burials, 15 ; communicants, added anew 9, died 2, present 
itvmber, 181 ; the Holy Communion celebrated every Lord's day, and Holy 
^yi; daily Parish Schools, 2, paid; teachers names, Robert Gray, Miss Annie 
Thomas ; scholars, males 53, females 10 ; catechists and Sunday School teach- 
tti, male 6, female 15, total 21 ; number of children taught the catechism 
openly in the Church, 175 ; number of times, every Lord's day ; Bible classes, 
2; celebration of Divine service, Sundays, 10^ a. m., 4 p m., 7J p. m. ; Holy 
^JB, 9 a. m., 12 m., 7} p m. ; other days, 9 a. m., 7J p. m. 

Offerings : Episcopal Fund, $70 00 ; Missions : Diocesan, $52 97 ; General 
^' B. 8. S. Union, and Church Book Society, $100 00; Parochial Schools, 
1264 50; the poor, $203 81 ; Parish purposes, $2984 02; Church purposes, 
^included in the above, Nashotah and Faribault, $149 00; total, $8824 80. 



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During the past year this Parish has sustained a loss not soon to be replaced, 
in the remoyal from the scene of his earthly labours, of the late Joel W. Condit 
Twenty-four years ago, he presided at the meeting of a few earnest Churchmci 
in this city, when this Parish was first organized. From that time forward 
until God called him, he continued a regular, faithftal, and most useftd memb« 
of this Parish — aiding it by his counsels — giring to it his time, his though^ 
his cares, his means, his toils, and his prayers. Chosen year after year, Wsr- 
den and Vestryman, he exhibited no half interest only, in the affairs of tlw 
Church, but was CTer ready to strengthen the hands and lighten the labounof 
his pastor, and to help in every good work. From the time that this became s 
Parish, until laid upon his last bed of sickness, he was its faithful and honored 
repreeentative in the Diocesan Council of our Church. But while thus giTiiig 
to it, his efforts and his influence for good were by no means confined to tUi 
Parish. Of his interest and his labours in behalf of benevolent objects in gene- 
ral, of Christian education, of the Missionary work of this Piocese, and of tki 
work of the Church at large, no mention need here be made. 

It is simply as a member of this Parish that we recall his memory ; tad 
while we have cause indeed to deplore his loss, yet have we at the same tint 
reason to be grateful to Almighty God, that He has given to this Parish, Um 
memory of such a man ; one to which the hearts of the old men here will evir 
cling with brotherly and affectionate regard, and to whom the young men bi^ 
be pointed as an example of how, through the infinite mercy of God, by afiutk- 
ftal, consistent and cheerftd christian life, they may obtain the approval of thdr 
conscience, the respect and affection of all around them, and the favour of their 
God. Shall not this example excite some of the young men of this PariBh to 
go, and so far as they can, do likewise. 

The following were the resolutions passed by the Vestry. 

At a special meeting of the Rector, Church Wardens and Vestrymen, of 
Grace Church, in Newark, held on Thursday evening, September 18th, 1860, 
Rev. P. K. Cady, Rector, in the chair, and William B. Mott, Secretary, pn tm, 
the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted. 

WhereaSf it has pleased God, to remove from the scene of his earthly libors 
our friend and brother, Joel W. Condit, for twenty years a Vestryman of thii 
Parish — 

Retolved, That although we have learned with profound sorrow the fitil 
termination of his long illness, yet as he patiently waited for the will of Ood| 
we bow in humble submission to the dispensation which has deprived us of one 
of our most faithful fellow-labourers in the christian work of this Parish. 

Resolved, That while his native State, in whose legislative councils and 
public enterprises be bore an honourable part, and the city, with whose pros- 
perous career he has been so variously identified, are called upon to mourn for 
one of their most worthy and useful citizens ; and while the Diocese of Nev 



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•jr* to whoM interMts he has been bo faithftil, and the Inetitutione of 
iatiAn Edneation, to whose advanoement he has deToted so many efforts, 
i deplore his loss e^en more deeply, the Parish of Grace Church is afflicted 
I • grief, and has suffered a bereaTement, only next to that of the family by 
■I he was so much beloTod. 

M of the foanders of Grace Church Parish, and Arom its commencement, 
ify-two years ago, to the time of his death, one of its most earnest and 
mils mipporters, he has not only promoted its temporal prosperity, by his 
■orily and seal, but has added to its spiritual wealth the example of his 
istiaalife. 



That in our sorrow for the termination of his yaried and useful 
mrUf we do not forget to be thankftd for the benign and gentle way in which 
f ws ed God to lead him to their close ; at ripe age, surrounded by a de- 
d ikmily, comforted through long illness by the tenderest domestic Ioto, 
I ample time to prepare for the great change, filled with the grace of God, 
the consolation of His Church, in ftill possession of all his faculties until 
moment of his departure, he died the death of the righteous, and passed 
ily away to his reward. 

no i ptd. That in testimony of our sympathy with the family of our de« 
mA brother, we attend his fuieral ; and that a copy of these resolutions be 
. to them, and that they be i^lso entered on the minutes 

William B. Mott, Se^y Pro Tern. 
TRINITY CHtJRCfl, MOORESTOWN. 

THB BIT. HOBATIO HASTIHOS WILD, BBOTOB. 

fomber of families, about 60 ; number of individuals, about 800 ; baptisms, 
Ats 2, Infants 6, total 8 ; confirmed, 7 ; marriages, 7 ; burials, 10 ; commu- 
iBts, added anew 7, remoTod Arom the Parish 9, died 2, present number 86 ; 
I Holy Communion celebrated first Sunday in month, Christmas and Easter ; 
eohists and Sunday School teachers, male 4, female 8, total 12 ; number of 
Uren taught the catechism openly in the Church, 90 ; number of times 4, 
1 weekly in Sunday School ; total number of young persons instructed, 90 ; 
ridi Ubrary, about 100 Tolumes ; Sunday School library, about 200 Tolumes; 
sbration of Dinne serrice, Sundays, 116 ; Holy days, 20; other days, 28; 
11,164. 

Offerings , Episcopal Fund, $86 26 ; Missions, Diocesan, $10 00 ; Domestic, 
00; Foreign, $10 00; Kansas relief, $86 08 ; Fund for aged and infirm 
■rgymen, $5 00; Prayer Books, Tracts, &o., $6 62; Sunday School 
loka, &c., $21 44; the poor, $7 64; Parish purposes, $68 68; Church 

fposes, not included in the above. Visitation and Convention, $12 60 ; total, 
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GRACE CHURCH, HADDONFIELD. 

THE RKY. BAMUXL W. HALLOWXLL, BICTOR. 

Namber of familicB, 86 ; baptisms, adults, 1, infants, 4, total, 6 ; confinned, 
4; marriages, 2; burials, 6; communicants, added anew, 6, remoTed into 
the Parish, 2, removed from the Parish, 1, present number, 41 ; the Ho|j 
Communion, celebrated first Sunday in each month, Easter and Christmsfl; 
catechists and Sunday school teachers, male 8, female, 7, total, 10 ; ctto- 
chumens, 89 ; number of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, 
89 ; number of times, monthly ; total number of young persons instructed, S9; 
Sunday school library, 170 volumes ; Bible classes, 8 ; celebration of Divise 
service, every Sunday ; Good Friday and Christmas ; Thanksgiving Day. 

Offerings : Episcopal Fund, $15 25 ; Missions, Foreign, $10 ; f^d for Aged 
and Infirm Clergymen, $1 ; Parish purposes, for a new Sunday school libniy, 
$10 11 ; for expenses of Convention, &c., $9 ; total, $45 86. 

TRINITY CHURCH, FAIRVIBW. 

TBI SET. r. L. KNIGHT, D. D., MISSIOHAST. 

Number of families, 17 ; number of individuals, 125 ; baptisms, adults, 4, 
infants, 2, total, 6 ; confirmed, 5 ; communicants, 81, according to list receiTed, 
added anew, 11, removed from the Parish, 11, died, 4, present number 27; thi 
Holy Communion, celebrated, if practicable, once a month ; catechists lad 
Sunday school teachers, males, 4, females, 5, total, 9 ; number of chOdrcB 
children taught the catechism openly in the Church, 85 ; number of times, 4; 
Sunday scholars, (not included in the foregoing,) 81 ; total number of jonng 
persons instructed, 66; Sunday school library, 175 volumes; Bible classes, 
2 ; celebration of Divine service, Sundays, 52, Holy days, 1, other days 1, 
total, 54. 

Oflferings : Parish purposes, $26 52 ; Church purposes, not included in the 
above, $45 60; total, $72 12. 

The Parish is showing many encouraging tokens. Services are well attcDded* 
and great interest manifested. During the year the chancel has been improved 
in its arrangements, and is now both tasteful and convenient. 

United with the adjoining St. Peter's Parish, Rancocas, this field of labor 
should now support a clergyman, with the aid provided from the Missionary 
fund. 

The Missionary has been greatly indebted to the assistance of Messrs H. P> 
Hay and Levi Johnston, in keeping up the regular services. 

ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH, LAMBERTVILLE. 

THE REV. DAVID BBOWN, RECTOR. 

Number of families, 10; number of individuals, about 50; baptisms, adults 
1 ; communicants, added anew, 2, removed into the Parish, 8; remoTed 



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from the Parish, 2, present number, 28 ; the Holy Communion, celebra- 
ted first Sunday in each month, and Christmas and Easter ; oatechists and 
Sunday school teachers, male, 1, female, 6, total, 7 ; catechumens, about 50 ; 
namber of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, 10 ; number of 
times, monthly ; total number of young persons instructed, 60, or over ; cele- 
bration of Diyine senrice, Sundays, generally ; all the principal holy days, ; 
other days, say 10 ; total, 100, it is presumed. 

Offerings : Episcopal Fund, (paid by the Wardens, pro rata on the salary,) 
$8 60; Missions, Diocesan, $4 50; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergymen, 
$1 50 ; General P. E. S. S. Union, and Church Book Society, $1 ; the Poor, 
eolleetions at the Communion, say $15 ; Parish purposes, promiscuous and un- 
certain, say $50 ; Church purposes, included in the above, perhaps, $150 ; 
toUl, $225 50. 

There is nothing new to be added to last remarks, but that of a deed of trust 
to the Rector — ^to be submitted to a Committee to decide on the Talldity of the 
eandition embodied in it, and on what may be done to secure the property for 
the Church, which is of the value of 600 — 800 dollars, should at once be acted 
on. The church edifice requires repairs, which were to have been made last 
season, but were not, for financial reasons, which are now still more cogent. 

There has been no collection for either Domestic or Foreign Missions, for 
reasons too plain to need naming. 

Why should not New Jersey, as well as any other State, find relief Arom the 
DomeMtU fund ? 

The trust lot has but recently come into possession of the Trustee, and 
has therefore been hitherto unavailable, for profit, at the same time that to the 
Trustee has been a source of some small expense for conveyance, &c. 

GRACE CHURCH, JERSEY CITY. 

THS BIY. 8PSNCSR M. BIOS, EKCTOB. 

Number of families, 75 ; number of individuals, 800 ; baptisms, adults, 7, 
infants, 27, total, 84 ; confirmed, 31 ; marriages, 7 ; burials, 7 ; communicants, 
120 ; the Holy Communion, celebrated first Sunday in each month, and on all 
holy days ; catecbists and Sunday school teachers, males, 6, females, 20, total, 
26 ; number of children taught the catechism openly in the church, 75 ; number 
of times, once a month ; Parish library, 50 volumes ; Sunday school library, 
860 volumes ; Bible classes, 2 ; celebration of Divine service, daily ; Sundays, 
2; holy days, 2 ; other days, 1. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, $105; Missions; Domestic, $38 91 ; Foreign, 
$2 50; fund for Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $12 08; Bible and Common 
Pnyer Book Society, $8 61 ; the Poor, $299 59 ; Parish purposes, $266 78 ; 
Choreh purposes, not included in the above, $2,518 45 ; total, $3,251 92. 



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ST. PHILIP'S CHUECH, NEWARK. 

THB REV. JOSHUA SMITH, MISSIOHABT. 

Number of individuals, 40 ; baptisms, infants, 5 ; confinned, 8 ; marriages, 2; 
commnnioants, added anew, 1, removed into the Parish, 2, removed from the 
Parish, 2, died, 2, present number, 18 ; the Holy Communion, celebrated second 
Sunday in the month, Christmas, Easter, Whit- Sunday ; daily Parish school, 
a pay school, teacher's name, Josephine Booth ; scholars, females, 10 ; catediiftB 
and Sunday school teachers, male, 1, female, 2, total, 8 ; Sunday scholan, 
very few ; Bible class, 1 ; celebrated of Divine service, Sundays, 104 ; otto 
days, Wednesday evening, with few exceptions. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, $4; Missions; Diocesan, $2; Domestic, $6; 
Foreign, $2 50; fund for Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $1; Parish p1l^ 
poses, $65 19; Church purposes, not included in the above, $6 99; total, 
$85 68. 

ST. MATTHEW'S CHURCH, NEWARK. 

THl BIT. JULIUS DAVID ROSB, PH. D., MI8SI0MABT. 

Number of families, about 80 ; baptisms. Infants 22, total 22; confirmed,!; 
marriages, 11 ; burials, 18 ; communicants, added anew 9, removed from the 
Parish, many, died 2 ; the Holy Communion celebrated every two months tnd 
on Feast days, — twice in private ; daily Parish Schools, about half free ; teseh- 
er's name, G. Wolff; scholars, males 22, females 80; catechists and Simday 
School teachers, female 4, total 4 ; catechumens, about 100 ; number of chH' 
dren taught the catechism openly in the church, same number ; number of 
times, every Sunday and Holy day; total number of young persons instructed, 
about 120; night Schools, generally during winter; celebration of Divine ser- 
vice, Sundays, twice, sometimes thrice : Holy days, the same. 

Offerings : Parish purposes, $50 00. 

On the 1st of November last I removed to my present residence, on the Ii- 
vington Plank Road, about one mile from Newark. 1 left the Rectory of St 
Matthew's Church by the advice of my physician. The Church and hooN 
being bricked up by high buildings and stables, so much so, that we were 
obliged sometimes to burn a light in day time, and the air was so damp thit 
there was no possibility for my family and myself to continue to live there. 

My salary having entirely failed — except two hundred dollars from the Mission* 
ary Fund (and this not paid,) and an allowance from my old friends of Trinitji 
which all, at any rate, would not have exceeded $3od — I could not exist. 

The Parish School, which I carried on, was mostly free, and being large in 
number, had to be assisted^ — which assistance I had to pay out of mj own 
pocket. The scholars being either poor Parish children, or not paying school- 



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ing. I WM therefore, obliged in Aogust last, to dismiss my assistant and take 
Mrs. Ros^ into the School again, that we might carry on the work of Christ, 
until she broke down. 

The expenses to keep up the serrices of this Church, &c , I had to bear, be- 
cause all of my people, except two, haye been out of work for eight months. 
To be short, all this compelled me to seek something to do which would pay me, 
so as to enable me to continue my labors at Missionary among my destitute peopU. 
Tear this reason, I opened a School by the name of Clinton Classical Institute, 
vhieh is composed of children of parents of the best class although it has 
four Church families, it numbers about fifty scholars. I had many expenses to 
get ready for this work, but think (D. V.; as soon as times get better, we shall 
do well. I am assisted by two teachers. 

I go to Church every day to attend my duties, and visit my parishes as mach 
as I did before, and therewith does the work of the Church not suffer on account 
of my non residence in town. Should times amend, I am in hopes, to haTe a 
ehapel connected with the Institute. 

Besides my regular duties in Newark, I have, by the request of the Rev. 
Jos. Smith, of St. Paul's, preached at a station in Irvington. 

ST. THOMAS' CHURCH, VERNON. 

THE REV. OEORQI HUBBARD, RIOTOR ILICT. 

Homber of families, 19 ; number of individuals, 88 ; baptisms, infants 1 ; 
ooofirmcd, 2; marriages, 2; burials, 2: communicants 24, added anew 1, 
removed from the Parish 1, died 1, present number 24; the Holy Commu- 
nion celebrated three times during the year, once by the Bishop ; Sunday 
School library, 95 volumes ; celebration of Divine service, Sundays 45, and 
Christmas, total 46. 

OtTerings: Episcopal Fund, $32 00; Parish purposes, $147 00; Church pur- 
poses, not included in the above, $99 00 ; total, $278 00. 

The nomber of times of holding services in St. Thomas' Church, may appear 
eomparatiTsly small, but this may be accounted for by the fact, that there is 
Vat one service in the Church on each Sunday. Most of the members of the 
eongregation, living at such a distance from the Church, as to render it imprao- 
tiesble, if not impossible for them to attend two services on the same day. 

The Rector also holds services every Sunday afternoon during about six 
Months of the year, at a mission station in the vicinity of Vernon. Heretofore, 
tiivs has been no Sunday School attached to the Church, on account of so 
nany families residing at such a distance from the Church : but the Rector 
Vopw (D. V.,) to open a Sunday School sometime during the present spring, 
^ strly in the coming summer. 

Services were omitted on several Sundays during the past year, in St. 
Thomas' Church, on account of the illDcss of the Rector, he having suffered 



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considerably from seTere attacks of ohiQs and feTer, eonsequent to his preTioos 
residence in AfHoa, where he suffered much from a similar disease. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, TEBNTON. 

THS BKV. THOMAS DBUMM, BSOTOB. 

Nnmber of families, about 80; number of indiiiduals, about 120; baptismi, 
infants 2 ; confirmed, 6 ; burials 2 ; communicants receired on letters of 
transference 21, added anew 9, present number 80; the Holy CommunioB 
celebrated on first Sunday in each month : Sunday School teachers, male 6, 
female 6, total 12 ; total number of young persons instructed, 100 or thereaboat: 
Parish Library, a nucleus formed ; Sunday School Library, sufficient for pre- 
sent needs ; Bible classes, one in winter, poorly attended ; celebration of Di- 
Tine serrice, Sundays, twice, each, since opening of Church, Dec., 18G0; 1 
serrice during week, 2 during Lent. 

The aboTe report is necessarily imperfect It reaches only fh>m the first of 
November, last year, when I took charge of the Parish, to the 29th of Mtj, 
1861. Many facts connected with the history and interests of the Pariah, 
which perhaps ought to be given in this report, are withheld till a fair and fbll 
statement can be given. Meantime I thank Ood, that He has put it into the 
hearts of his servants to re- open St. Paul's, and to restore our waste places is 
this city. I thank God for the encouragement which has marked our efforts to 
make St. PauPs a live Parish, and I look hopefully to the future, believing thit 
with God*s continued blessing the little one shall become a thousand, and the 
weak one a strong city. 

GRACE CHURCH, ELIZABETHPOBT. 

TUB BEY. CLABK80N DUMN, BICTOB. 

Number of families, 47 ; baptisms, infants 81 ; confirmed, 7 ; marriages, S : 
burials, 8 ; communicants, added anew 6, removed into the Parish 2, removed 
from the Parish 4, died 1, present number 88 ; the Holy Communion celebrated 
monthly ; daily Parish School, partly free ; teacher, the Rector ; seholin» 
female 25 ; catechists and Sunday School teachers, male 8, female 6, total 9: 
number of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, 40 ; number of 
times, weekly; Sunday scholars, (included in the foregoing,) 40; Sondij 
School Library, 200 volumes ; celebration of Divine service, Sundays, twioe i 
day throughout the year ; Holy days, once ; other days, every morning in the 
School, and lecture in Church on Fridays in Lent. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, $16 00; Missions, Domestic, $5 00; Fund for 
aged and infirm clergymen, ^2 00 ; the poor, $30 78 ; Parish purposes, $18062; 
total, $184 40. 



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TRINITY CHURCH, MIDDLETOWN POINT. 

Ttfl BEV. T. M. BIILLT, B. D., MINI8TEB. 

of families, about 25 ; number of indlTiduals, about 80 ; baptisms, 
ofauts 6, total 7 ; communicants, 22. The Sunday School being chiefly 
of children whose parents spend the summer in the neighborhood, it is 
impossible to give any definite statistics under this head. Sunday 
rary, 140 Tolumes. 

B : Nashotah, $10 00 ; Bishop's traveling expenses, $5 00 ; repair- 
h and fencing yard, $200 00 ; total, $215 00. 
the seventeen months which I have had charge of this Parish, six- 
QS have been received into the Church by Holy Baptism, and eighteen 
aye renewed their baptismal vows in confirmation. The Church 
Iflo has been put in thorough repair, and a neat fence placed round 
To the liberality of Col. John Travers, of New York City, and to the 
I ladies of the congregation may the temporal progress of the Parish 
attributed. Of each one of the ladies it can be said, as our blessed 
of Mary, " she hath done what she could.** Though few, they have 
rork of many, and have been chiefly instrumental in sustaining the 
r the Church thus far. But that the good work thus Segun may go 
dng more and more, it is necessary that a clergyman be permanently 
here, and that he receive a stipend from the Missionary Fund of 
e, as it is impossible for the few Church people in this place, even by 
»st exertions, to raise a sufficient sum for his support. I hope and 
-efore, that this little band of Churchmen may be strengthened by the 
ayers of the faithful throughout the Diocese, and that God may bless 
is world and that which is to come. 

« 

THE HOUSE OP PRAYER, NEWARK. 

THE BEY. J. W. SHAOKELFOBD, BEOTOB. 

s, infants, 81 ; confirmed, 15 ; marriages, 4 ; burials, 19 ; com- 
, added anew 13, removed into the Parish 3, removed from the 
died 4, present number 114 ; the Holy Communion celebrated every 
y and Holy day ; daily Parish Schools, 2, in part free ; teachers 
S. Philips, A. M., Mrs. Philips; scholars, males 24, females 5; cate- 
l Sunday School teachers, male 4, female 20, total 24 ; number of 
iught the catechism openly in the Church, 157 ; number of times, 52; 
t>er of young persons instructed, 157 ; celebration of Divine service, 
3 times ; Holy days, 3 times ; other days, 2. 

s: Missions, Diocesan, $17 46; Domestic, $114 58; Fund for aged 
I clergymen, $2 05; Parochial Schools, $1057 60; the poor, $50 12; 



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Parish parposes, 1298 27 : Ghuroh purposes, not inoloded in the sboTe, Ifii- 
sionary Home in this Diooese, $7 00; total, $2542 06. 

The general state of the Parish is good. The derangement of the financiil 
affairs of the country, has affected the offerings, but in matters spiritual, the 
Parish was noTor in better condition. 



CHRIST CHURCH, NEWARK. 

THE RSV. JOHN NICHOLAS STANSBUKT, RECTOR. 

Number of families, 98 ; baptisms, adults 8, infants 29, total 82 ; ooBfiraed, 
9; marriages, 6 ; ohnrohings, 8 ; burials, 17 ; oommunicants, added anew IS, 
remoTod into the Parish 8, remoTod from the Parish 6, died 1, omitted fron 
long absence 6, present number 91 ; the Holy Conmunion oelebrated efvy 
Lord's day, and on the greater FestiTals ; daily Parish Schools 1, paid ; Mho- 
lars 22 ; catechists and Sunday School teachers, male 1, female 0, totii 7; 
catechumens, 78 ; number of children taught the catechism openly ia thi 
Church, 100; number of times, CTery Lord's day, CTcry Friday, and wmj 
Saints day ; total number of young persons instructed, 100 ; celebration of Di- 
Tine serriee; Sundays, twice ; Holy days twice ; twice on Friday, other dsjt 
once. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, $42 00; Missions, Diocesan, $8 86; the Poor, 
$85 00 ; Parish purposes, $190 00 ; Church purposes, not included in tk 
aboTc, $1698 00 ; total, $1968 86. 

It is difficult to giTe the truthful statistics of a Free Church. Very nmj 
call for and reoelTe the attention of the Rector, who can yet be induced to ii- 
tend serTice but seldom. If I were to number as families connected with this 
Parish all that I haTe Tisited or to whom I haTC ministered during the pact 
year, the number would be incredible. If I counted only such as attend t8 
they should, the number would be so small as to giye an unfair estimate of the 
state of the Parish. 

Duriug the past year the Parish has, with the assistance of its friends, been 
able to build a Rectory, on which more than two-thirds of the cost has been 
paid. 

Our morning congregations are good. The growth of the Parish is enoooN 
aging : and eTen in the midst of the darkness that surrounds us, we hsTO much 
cause for thankfulness to Him that keepeth Israel. 

I would most respectfully call the attention of those whom it may concern, 
to the fact that Christ, {not **Free Minion^*) Church, was organized July, 1848, 
A. D., (not in 1852). 



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ST. JOHN'S (FREE) CHURCH, 80MERVILLE. 

THE REV. JAMES THOMSON, RECTOR. 

Number of families, 15 ; number of indlTiduals, 75 ; baptisms, adults 1, in- 
Iknts 8, total 9 ; confirmed 8 ; marriages, 2 ; burials, 2 ; communicants, added 
anew 2, remoTed into the Parish 2, remoyed from the Parish 7, died 1, present 
number 26 ; the Holy Communion celebrated on Christmas, Circumcision, 
Epiphany, Easter, Ascension, Whit-Sunday, Trinity Sunday, and first Sunday 
in the month, public celebrations 15, priTate 2 — 17 times; catechists and Sunday 
School teachers, male 1, female 5, total 6; catechumens, 25; total number of 
young persons instructed, 25; Sunday School library, 125Tolumes; celebra- 
tion of DiTine service, Sundays, 104 times; Holy days, 24; other days, 17; 
total, 145 times. 

Offerings : Episcopal Fund, $24 00 ; Bishop's Visitation Expenses, $5 00 : 
Miisions, JMocesan, $10 86 ; Domestic, $2 00 ; Foreign, $2 00 ; in aid of Kansas 
•uffiBrers by famine, $11 15 ; Fund for aged and infirm clergymen, $6 12 ; as- 
MMment by Standing Committee, $5 75 ; offertory, (exclusiye of communion 
alms), paid to Rector, $51 88 ; Rector's salary at $350 00 per annum, paid to 
l&th Dec., 1860, $266 50 ; the poor &c., from Communion alms, $44 99 ; Pa- 
lish purposes, repairing Church, Sunday School books, and current expenses, 
$272 99 ; toUl, $703 24, 



ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, CAMDEN. 

THE REV. C. H. ALBERT, RECTOR ELECT. 

Number of families, 68 ; number of indiyiduals, 272 ; baptisms, infants 81 ; 
total, 31 ; confirmed, 11 ; burials, 2 ; communicants, added anew 11, remoyed 
from the Parish 1 7 ; present number 85 ; the Holy Communion celebrated 
iMmthly and on greater Festiyals; catechists and Sunday School teachers, 
male 8, female 10, total 13 ; catechumens, or Sunday School children, 161 ; 
Parish library, about 100 yolumes ; Sunday School library, 92 Tolumes ; cate- 
chetical class, weekly ; celebration of Diyine seryice, Sundays, morning and 
erening sendee; Christmas, Ash- Wednesday, Good Friday, Ascension day, 
Thanksgiying day, day of fasting and prayer, and eyery Friday night. 

Offerings; Episcopal Fund, $10 56; Missions, Domestic, $5 00; the Poor, 
$87 96; Parish purposes, according to Treasurer's Reports, $1146 00; total, 
$1249 52. 

On the first of September, 1860, I took charge of the Parish. I found in it 
tbe elements of growth and success, the fruit of the faithful labors of its for- 
mer Rectors. Faith, patience, and hard work can eyentually build up a flour- 
^<^g Parish. The Rot. Dr. Colhoun had temporary charge for the prerious 
period. 



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CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY, HUDSON CITY. 

THE REV. LOUIS L. MOBLE, REOTOB. 

Number of families, aboat 90 ; baptisms, adults 6, infants 20, total 26; cos- 
finned, 18; marriages, 6; burials, 11; communicants, 90; the Holy Comma- 
nion celebrated first Sunday of each month, and on the greater Festinli; 
oatechiste and Sunday School teachers, 15; catechumens, about 120; nomVcr 
of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, about 100 ; number of 
times, Sunday afternoon on Communion Sunday ; Parish library, 200Tolofflei: 
celebration of DiTine serTice, Suifdays, twice, great Festiyals, and occasioDally 
once in the week. 

Owing to a division of the Parish during the present year, the finaneiil 
ability of the Church is not equal to its current expenses. 

The division of the Parish by the secession of the people in Bergen, in psrt, 
has reduced the"" Church of the Holy Trinity to great poverty. By far the 
wealthier part of the old Parish belong to the Bergen Church. 

Within the year ensuing, we hope our Church will fill up entirely, and place 
us on a footing of some financial prosperity. For the present, the Rector ii 
only able to sustain himself by the aid of private resources. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, DOVER. 

THE REV. THOMAS W. STREET, NISSIOKART. 

Number of families, 30 ; number of individuals, 120 ; baptisms, adults 1, in- 
fants, 14, total, 15 ; confirmed, 4 ; burials, 8 ; Communicants, added anew, 4, 
removed into the Parish, 4, present number, 26 ; the Holy Communion, cele- 
brated monthly, and on the greater Festivals ; catechumens, 12 ; number of 
children taught the catechism openly in the Church, 12 ; Sunday scholars, (not 
included in the foregoing,) 60 ; total number of young persons instructed, 72; 
celebration of Divine service, Sundays, 3 ; holy days, 1. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, $14; Missions, Diocesan, $21; fund for Aged 
and Infirm Clergymen, $5 56 ; Parish purposes, $21 07 ; Church purposes, 
not included in the above, $30 10 ; total, $91 73. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, NEWARK. 

THE REV. JOSEPH H. SMITH, RECTOR. 

Baptisms, adults, 6, infants, 51, total, 57; confirmed, 20; marriages, l3 • 
burials, 48; communicants, added anew, 18, removed into the Parish, 1^ 
removed from the Parish, 18, died 1, present number, 150 ; the Holy Cox**' 
munion, celebrated weekly, also on Ascension Day and Good Friday ; dai^y 



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•rish schools, paid, with many free papils ; teacliers names, Principal * 

•tutants, Mrs. Mary A. Pridham, Miss Kate Karcheskie ; scholars, males, 49, 
ftmales, 49, total, 98; catechists and Sunday school teachers, male, 11, 
Mule, 14, total, 25 ; namber of children taaght the catechism openly in the 
Shvoh, 198 ; number of times, eyery Sunday ; total number of young persons 
Mtmcted, 256 ; Bible classes, 8 ; celebration of Diyine service : Sundays, twieo 
■eh day, and thrice on the first of each month ; holy days, all of them ; other 
tjs, twice a day throughout the year, total, 742. 

Offerings: The Poor, &c., $200 98 ; Parish purposes, $954 04 ; Church pur. 
OMt, not included in the aboye, $22 ; total, $1176 97. 

CHRIST CHURCH, ELIZABETH. 

THB REV. AUGUSTUS HOFFMAN, RECTOR. 

THE REV. JOHX M. HENDERSON, ASSISTANT MINISTER. 

THE REV. WILLIAM ROBERT EARLE, DEACON, RECT0R*8 ASSISTANT. 

Number of families, 194; number of indiyiduals, about 1000; baptisms, 
dnlta, 8 ; infants, 52, total, 55 ; confirmed, 9 ; marriages, 2 ; burials, 19 ; com- 
lonicants, added anew, 18, remoyed from the Parish, 8 ; died, 1 ; present 
umber, 190 ; the Holy Communion, celebrated eyery Lord's Day, and greater 
wtivalB — 57 times in public, 6 times in priyate, total, 63 ; daily Parish schools, 
t ; teachers names, Henry Hopkins Lane, and Miss Helen Brown ; scholars, 
nalea, 8i, females, 15, total, 47 ; catechists and Sunday school teachers. 
Bale, 6, female, 18, total, 24; number of children taught the catechism 
Bpenly in the Church, all the children ; number of times, every Lord's 
Day and holy day ; the children of the Parish schools, twice weekly ; total 
mmber of young persons instructed, 284 ; Sunday school library, 250 volumes ; 
district visitors, 20 ; Bible classes, 2 ; other schools, sewing school for poor 
duldren, eyery Saturday ; celebration of Divine seryice, eyery Lord's Day, 8 
fines, morning, afternoon, and eyeniug ; holy days, a noonday service and lee- 

tne, in addition to morning and eyening prayer, which are said daily, through - 

oit the year, total 820. 
Offerings: Episcopal Fund, $58; Missions, Diocesan; $141 55; Domestic, 

$198 08; Foreign, $21 47 ; fund for Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $42 08; 

Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $5 ; General P. E. S. S. Union, and 

Church Book Society, $25 11 ; Parochial schools, $164 88 ; the Poor, $871 98 ; 

Ptrish purposes, $2668 85 ; Church purposes, not included in the above, 

IB34 90 ; total, $4026 80. 
There is nothing special to report of the last year. The Parish, at unity 

• For the proaent the Rector teaches the principal department. 



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with itself, has^ prospered eren beyond the prosperitj of former yesn. TVi 
offerings haTe attained a weekly aTerage of $77 48, which b an aTsnge rf 
$95 87 for each pew. 

I cannot close this report withoot alluding to our great loss in the dntk d 
Mas. John Joseph Chetwood. More than to any other, this Parish ow«d ill 
foondation, onder God, to her. Neyer absent, so long as her health pensittii, 
from the Daily Prayer and Weekly Eucharist, she was a pattern to her m. 
NcTor has it been my priTilege to see the words of the wise king to litsnl^ 
ftilfilled. <* She opened her mouth with wisdom ; and in her mouth wss Iki 
law of kindness. She looked well to the ways of her hoasehold, and est srt 
the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her hat- 
band also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters haTe done TirtuouBly, but 
thou excellest them all." After nine months of intense suffering, whieh ihi 
bore with dkristian resignation and patience, she entered into that rest trhidi 
remaineth for the people of Qod. May those that are left behind, so follow kff 
good example, that with her they may be partakers of God's heayenly kingdoB. 

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ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH. MILLBUEN. 

the bey. QEOBQS 0. PENNELL, A. N., RBOTOIL. 

Number of families, 82: number of indiTiduala, 256; baptisms, 80; 1BS^ 
riages, 4, burials, 22 ; communicants, 57 ; the Holy Communion, oelebrtted 
first Sunday in cTery month, and on all occasions for which a special preftet 
is appointed ; catechists and Sunday school teachers, male, 14, female 12, tolil, 
26 ; catechumens: male, 57, female, 66, total, 128 ; number of children tasgkt 
the catechism openly in the Church, ayerage attendance, 90; number of tineii 
40 ; total number of persons instructed, 146 ; Parish library, 181 Tolomei, 
Sunday school library, 452 yolumes, juTcnile library, 44 Tolumes, total, 627 
Tolumes : celebration of Diyine seryice : Sundays, morning, afternoon, sad 
eyening ; holy days, 4 ; other days. Fourth of July, Thanksgiying, Fast Dsj, 
Easter Tuesday, and one other occasion, total, 169 times. 

Offerings : Episcopal Fund, $56 ; Memorial Tablet, second collection, Ber. 
H. H. Reid, late Rector, $38; Missions, Northern Missionary Home, Port 
Golden, $15 75 ; St. Ann's Church Deaf Mutes, New York city, $16 50; 
Kansas Relief Fund, $17 ; Sunday school Christmas Festiyal, $24 ; Completioa 
of Communion Silyer Seryice, Memorial of Completion of Church edifice, $148; 
fund for Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $18 ; Easter collection for Sunday sohool* 
$13: Offerings for Sunday school by the scholars, $51 52; the Poor, $169 90; 
Parish tax, $12; Church purposes, not included in the aboye, $964 97; 
total, $1,584 64. 

Since the last report the Church edifice has been enlarged and beautified by 
the liberality of Israel Dodd Condit. 



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The Panoiuige mentioned in the last report has not been commenced, mnch 
» the disappointment of alL 

The Rot. Thomas Gallaudet, (Rector of St. Ann's Church for Deaf Mutes, 
Few York city,) and the Rector of this Parish, held a seryice in the sign 
mgoage, there being Deaf Mutes present from New York and seTeral from 
his Tieinity. 

The Cemetery belonging to this Corporation has been enclosed with a proper 
■MM ; a receiving tomb built ; the grounds laid out, and the work of completing 
■d beaatifying, will be proceeded with as soon as the necessary means can 
• procored. 

ST. JAMES* CHURCH, LONG BRANCH. 

Tm EKV. J. D. MOORI. RKOTOB ELECT, AKD MI88I0NABT AT HOWELL WOBKS. 

Number of families, 15; baptisms, infants, 7; communicants, 17; the Holy 
iommonion, celebrated monthly; catechumens, total number of young persons 
natmoted, 15 ; celebration of Diyine service, Sundays, morning and evening. 

I resigned the charge of this Parish on Easter Monday, and am now offi- 
iating at Middletown Point. I have held occasional services at Howell Works 
jid baptiied four children. 

ST. STEPHEN'S PARISH, SOUTH AMBOY. 

THE ESV. O. J. BURTON, BECTOB. 

Kamber of families, 75 ; number of individuals, 350 ; baptisms, adults 6, in- 
Cyits 83, total 39 ; confirmed, 23 ; marriages, 1 ; burials, 8 ; communicants, 
added anew 18, removed into the Parish 5, removed from the Parish 7, died 3, 
suspended 1, present number 73 ; the Holy Communion celebrated the first and 
tbird Sundays of every month ; daily Parish Schools free ; scholars, males 10, 
tamles 15; oatechists and Sunday School teachers, male 6, female 14, total 
20; number of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, 180 ; num- 
ber of times, once a month and on Holy days ; Sunday scholars, (not included 
in the foregoing) 62; total number of young persons instructed, 242; Parish 
library, 100 Tolumes ; Sunday School library, 250 volumes ; night Schools, 1 ; 
Bible classes, 3 ; other Schools, Church Home for indigent children ; celebra- 
tion of Divine service, Sundays 120 ; Holy days 41 ; other days 62 ; total 223. 
Offerings: Episcopal Fund, $2,671 50; Missions; Diocesan, $280 00;* Do- 
iMttio, $98 63 ; Foreign, $100 83 ; Nashotah, $20 00 ; Fund for aged and in- 
firm clergymen, $42 55 ; Mission to the Jews, $8 25 ; Parochial Schools, 
1'^ 00 ; the poor, $112 26 ; Parish purposes, $6,834 83 ; Church purposes, 
not included in the above, $1,029 00; total, $11,397 85. 

• $200 00 for Roundaboat. 



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God has greatly blessed our Parish in the past jear. The serrieei on Son. 
days and week days haTe been better attended than eyer. The demind for 
seats cannot be satisfied. 

A parsonage has been erected on a lot ai^oining the Church, by a lady d 
the Parish, at a cost of $5,000. The lot, 150 feet sqoare, was presented bj Um 
Camden and Amboy Railroad Company. 

On the I2th of January I laid the comer stone of the Free Church of tki 
Holy Trinity, Roundabout, in this Parish, and on Whit-Sunday, May 19th, it 
was consecrated by the Bishop. The mission at this place, has sueoeeded W 
yond our most sanguine expectations. About sixteen months ago the B«cl« 
commenced holding monthly serrices in a school house, near which the Cbmk 
now stands. At that time, there was not a person in the neighborhood wk 
had oyer witnessed <* the serrice" before. ** The places" were found bj ts- 
nouncing the pages. Notwithstanding the opposition of the Methodisti^ wk 
had had full sway there for 25 years, the greatest interest was taken ia thi 
services, and a desire for a Church building was soon manifested by the gift tf 
a lot of half an acre for that purpose. A donation of $1,000 was madebjt 
member of the Parish, and some materials were giyen : other sums were «Ar 
looted, so that we haye been enabled, by the blessing of God, to erect a Mot 
and substantial gothic building, seating nearly 200 persons, with all the appli- 
ances for the decent celebration of public worship. 

In Upper Amboy we haye a Mission School, with oyer 40 scholars in regolir 
attendance, ranging from the ages of 28 years to 5, and a night School with tt 
attendance of 15. 

In all his labors the Rector is assisted and encouraged by most earnest, de- 
yoted and generous Lay-women. May God reward them ! 

TRINITY CHURCH, HOBOKEN. 

^ THE REV. N. 8ATBK HARRIS. RECTOR. 

Number of indiyiduals, adults, 210; children, 102; baptisms infants, 20; 
confirmed, 7 ; marriages, 6 ; burials, 12 ; communicants, present nombff 
120 ; Sunday School teachers, male 3, female 9, total 12 ; Sunday School 
children, 108; young ladies Bible class, 12; Parish library, 5G4 yolumes; 
Sunday School library, G50 yolumes. 

Offerings : Episcopal Salary, $82 00 ; Conyention expenses, $4 00 ; Missions; 
Diocesan, $80 00; Domestic, $207 00; Foreign, $116 70; Orphans Home. 
Iowa City, $80 00 ; infirm clergymen, $25 00 ; distribution of Bibles, $50 00: 
distribution of Prayer Books, $60 00; distribution of Tracts, (E. K. S.), 
$85 00 ; for the poor, $196 70 ; Parish purposes, $120 00 ; to pay muiiic of 
the Church, $300 00; to pay Ground Rent of the Church, $441 00; to pay 
half for organ, $673 21 ; to pay current expenses, $1576 85 : to pay for pUs* 
tering ceiling, painting and frescoing Church, $341 01 ; total, offerings^ 
$4,288 47. 



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GRACE CHUBCH, OBANGE. 

THE UT. JAKIS 8. BUSH, BEOTOB. 

r of funilies, 94; namber of indrnduals, 420; baptisms, adults, 2, 
19; total, 21; confirmed, 9; marriages, 4; burials, 10; oommuni- 
ded anew 9, removed into the Parish 17, removed from the Parish 16, 
resent number 160; the Holy Communion celebrated the first Sunday 
aonth, and Christmas, Easter and Whit- Sunday; catechists and Sun- 
)1 teachers, male 6, female 8, total 14 ; number of children taught the 
I openly in the Church, about 100 ; number of times, monthly ; Parish 
(8 Tolumes ; Sunday School library, 1000 Tolumes; Bible classes, 1 ; 
m of DiTine serrice, Sundays, morning and cTening ; Holy days, 
; in Lent one serrice on each week day, except Monday and Satur- 
twioe each day in Passion Week. 

gs : Episcopal Fund, $84 00 ; Missions : Diocesan, $24 40 ; Domes- 
48; for Church in Hackettstown, $50 00; Conyention expenses, 
op's visitation, $28 00 ; Kansas Relief Fund, 81 89 ; other charitable 
|26 50; the poor, $150 42; Parish purposes, $2250 56; Chureh 

not included in the above, $628 68 ; total, $8297 88. 
sources of the Parish have been severely taxed in the past year to 
)wn necessities. But for the interest upon its debt, the offerings for 
would have been much larger. In view of the financial troubles con- 
ipon the war, it is feared they will not be much increased during the 
Mne. The Rector, however, will not forget his duty, especially in the 
' Diocesan Missions. 

ST. BARNABAS' CHURCH, NEWARK. 

THE KEY. CHARLES BEIOHLET, D. D., NIHISTEB. 

r of families, 81 ; baptisms, adults 8, infants 4, total 7 ; confirmed, 
lages, 1 ; communicants, added anew 22, removed into the Parish 
id from the Parish 5, present number 42 ; the Holy Communion cele- 
ice a month and high Festivals ; catechists and Sunday School teach- 
4, female 9, total 18 ; catechumens, 74 ; number of children taught 
hism openly in the Church, 74 ; number of times, every Sunday ; Sun- 
ol Library, 125 ; Bible classes, 1 : celebration of Divine service, Sun- 
ming and evening; Holy days, high Festivals; other days, Wednesdays 
fcys. 

GRACE CHURCH, MADISON. 

THE BEY. SAMUEL EAKDALL, BEOTOB. 

nr of families represented, 40; individuals, about 150; baptisms, 

infants 14, total 19; marriages, 2; burials 10; communicanta, added 

removed into the Parish 5, removed from the Parish 5, deoeased 1, 



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preeent number 84 ; Sanday School taaohars, 6 ; namber of chfldrentav^im 
Charch, aboat 40 ; not included in the foregoing, about 80 ; total, about 70. 

OfTerings: Domestic Missions, outside of Diocese, $100 00; ETangelieil 
Knowledge Society, $10 00; Sunday School, $17 00; collection in Quod 
for poor and Parish expenses, $68 10 ; total, $190 10 

CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, MORRISTOWN. 

THE REV. T. F. COBITELL, EEOTOB. 

Baptisms, adults, 1, infants, 8, total, 4 ; confirmed, 4 ; bnriala, 4 ; comniott- 
cants, added anew, 8, remoTcd into the Parish, 2, remoTed from the Ptriili, 
8, died, 1 ; preeent number, 82 ; the Holy Communion celebrated, first Snndiy 
eyery month, and high festiTals ; celebration of Divine serrice, Sundays, 52, 
Christmas, Ash Wednesday, and Good Friday, CTcry Friday in Lent, Thanki- 
giving, and Fast Days. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, $42; Missions, Diocesan, P. E. Misweniiy 
Society of New Jersey, $25 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $15; Uie 
Poor, $16 78; Parish purposes, $18; Church purposea, not included in tfcs 
aboTe, (Kansas,) $25; total, $188 78. 

TRINITY CHURCH, JERSEY CITY. 

THE BEY. ROBEET TBAVIS, JR., A. M., RECTOR. 

Number of fomilies, 95 ; number of indiriduals, 850 ; baptisms, aduhs, 4, 
infants, 88, total, 87 ; confirmed, 17 ; marriages, 18 ; burials, 21 ; communieiati, 
added anew, 20, remoTcd into the Parish, 10, remoTed firom the Paridi, 17, 
died, 8, present number, 90; the Holy Communion celebrated the second 
Sunday in each month, and on all the greater festiTals, and four times in 
prlyate ; catechista and Sunday school teachers, male, 8, female, 16, total, 
24 ; number of children taught the catechism openly in the Church 212: 
number of times, 12, (besides the Rector yisits the Sunday school eyeiy Son- 
day, and catechises them as occasion permits;) total number of young persons 
iuHtructed, 212; Sunday School library, 600 yolumes: Bible Class, 1 of 30 
persons, taught by the Rector on Wednesday eyenings, mostly the teachers of 
the Sunday school; celebration of Diyine seryice, Sundays, 116 times, holj 
days, 36, other days, 59, total, 211. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, $15 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergymen, S3; 
Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $12 ; Sunday School Offerings, $65; 
ihe Poor, $50 ; Parish purposes, $850 ; Church purposes, not included in the 
above, S30; total, $1,025. 

This Parish has been growing healthily during the past year. Althongb- 
the number of communicants haye increased only by ten, yet the number wl&^ 
r^ffularhj present themseWes at the Lord's Table has increased by nearly on^ 
half, and our congregations are proportionably larger than last year. Anoth^-'^ 
eyidence of prosperity is seen in the Sunday school, which has almost double^ 
within the past year. 



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Our little Cluipel has not as yet giyen place to a larger edifice as we had 
hoped to haTe reported. The pressure of the times has seriously affected many 
of the business portion of the congregation. We haye had therefore to post- 
pone any direct efforts at building. We haye, howeyer, made alterations in our 
present place of worship, for the present conyenience, at a cost of about three 
hundred dollars. A Tery fine organ has been procured, (although not yet paid 
fpr,) worth about eighteen hundred dollars. This will answer for the new 
Church. Much credit is due to £. F. Trayis, Esq., for his efforts in instruct- 
ing the congregation in Church music, giying lessons without charge, to all 
who ohooee to attend, twice in the week, and also his seryices as organist. The 
Choroh has suffered seyerely this spring by remoyals from the city— some 
eight or nine families haye remoyed to Bergen Hill and New York. We trust 
their loss will be made up by the addition or removal of others to the Parish. 
A namber haye also gone to the seat of war. The population of Jersey City is 
as yet fluctuating. This is perhaps the main reason why, with a population 
of S0,000 inhabitants, there are but 8 churches here ; as with all places of 
rapid growth, this fluctuating character of the population must for some time 
affect the growth of the Church ; our motto is, Oeb^ rifuv. We therefore haye 
faith to belieye that our work will be blessed, and the cause of our blessed 
Master promoted. 

ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S MISSION AT SALTERSVILLE, BAYONNE TOWN, 

I oontinue to labour here as before, holding Diyine seryice every Sunday, 
when the weather is not inclement, in the afternoon at 8 o'clock. The people 
tre attentiye, and though until I came among them knew nothing of the Church, 
ire beginning to appreciate her seryices. 

I would not forget to mention the yaluable aid I have receiyed from George 
Brooks, M. D., a candidate for orders in the Gt^neral Seminary, and lay reader 
b Trinity Parish; and also the active seryice of George Weyill. Esq., the 
Superintendent of the Sunday School, to whom much of its present prosperity 
is indebted. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, PATERSON. 

TUI REV. CHARLES E. BSARDSLIT, MINISTER. 

Baptisms, adults, 1, infants, 12, total, 13 ; confirmed, 4; marriages, 2; burials, 
6: communicants, 16 ; the Holy Communion, celebrated Christmas, Easter, and 
first Sunday in December, February, March, and May, publicly, and 8 times 
privately ; catechists and Sunday school teachers, female, 6 ; Sunday scholars, 
(not included in the foregoing,) 42 ; total number of young persons instructed, 
42 ; Sunday School Library, about 80 volumes ; celebration of Divine seryice, 
Snndays, 68, holy days, 8, other days, 18, total, 74. 

Offerings: Parish purposes, includiDg Communion Alma, $59 09. 

Mr 

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ST. LUKE'S CHUECH, PHILLIPSBURG. 

THE RIV. J. F. IBOH, RBCTOR. 

Nomber of families, 14; number of indWidaals, 68; baptisms, adolts, 1, 
infants, 25, total, 26 ; confirmed, 8 ; burials, 3 ; communicants, 28 : the Holy 
Communion, celebrated on the first Sunday in the month, and on the greater 
FestlTals ; catechists and Sunday school teachers, male, 9, female, 12, total, 
21 ; number of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, 105; 
number of times, on the first Sunday in the month : total number of yooBf 
persons instructed, 105; Sunday school library, 617 Tolumes; celebration of 
Diyine serTice, on eyery Sunday. 

Offerings: The Poor, $40; Parish purposes, Sunday school books, $75: 
total, $115 

Our new Church edifice is now ready for consecration : it is built cot of 
stone, in the Gothic style of architecture, under the direction of J. C. Kent, a 
happy combination of elegance, taste, and simplicity. 

The Memorial Window, (in memory of the late Rot. J. M. Rogers, Rector 
of Trinity Church, Easton,) executed by Mr. H. Sharp, from New York, rinls 
in beauty the best of our chancel windows in the larger cities. 

The Church is paid for, and cost nearly $2000. It stands on a spacious 
lot, Talued from $500 to $600, and presented by the Cooper's Iron Company : 
but it has to be regretted that not a more central location could be giien to 
the Church. Our Sunday school is at present in a Tery flourishing condition, 
due in a great measure to the energetic xeal of Mrs. F. Kent. 200 books were 
presented to the Sunday school by Mr. W. Kent, and 110 by Mrs. F. Kent: the 
latter were Christmas presents to the children. 

During winter the ladies' society clothed many of our Sunday school scholars, 
and otherwise assisted the poor. 

The Church attendance is encouraging. But the shifting and floating popo- 
lation of a manufacturing place like Phillipsburg affects, of course, the 
Church. The Church is by no means firmly established in our midst nor vet 
self-supporting, which it will not be for some time, since our people mostly 
belong to the laboring class, and are poor. 

The present Rector took charge of the Parish last Easter, and has DiTine 
service every Sunday, in the morning and afternoon, and on every alternate 
Stuulay the afternoon service is conducted in the German language, with ex- 
ception of liturgical part of the service, since our German translation of the 
Common Prayer Book is very defective. Moreover, a great many of the Ger- 
mans are Pennsylvanians by birth, and speak both languages, and even the 
foreign Germans are anxious to have part of the service in the English 
language. 

Phillipsburg is a promising missionary field, but ought to be assisted by 
the Diocese. 



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GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH, FORT LEE. 

THl REV. RALPH HOTT, MIMI8TIR. 

Nnmber of funilies, aboot 25 ; number of indiTidaiiLi, about 100 ; baptisms, 
kdolts, 1 ; infants, 8, total, 9 ; marriages, 5 ; communicants, about 20 ; the 
lolj Communion, celebrated as oiroumstanoes permit ; Daily Parish schools : 
•aehers' names, Mr. J. Coyle and sons, Mrs. Hoyt and sons ; scholars, males, 
kbooi 80, fbmalea, about 80 ; catechists and Sunday school teachers, male 6, 
^Bmale 8 ; total, 9 : number of children taught the catechism openly in the 
Thnreh, about 60 ; number of times, Sundays, eight months in the year ; Sunday 
lehool library » 100 Tolumes ; celebration of DiTine serrice, Sunday CTenings. 

As the Minister is also Rector of the Good Shepherd Church in the city of 
!(ew York, he diTides his time between the two Parishes, preaching in the city 
morning and afternoon, and at Fort Lee in the eTcning. He resides eight 
Bonths of the year at Fort Lee, and Mrs. Hoyt is thus enabled to take charge 
if the Sunday school. 

If the Parish could be adopted as a Mittion Station, with a stipend, it would 
aerease its efficiency, and afford great relief, as the present minister is now 
)bliged to meet all the current expenses, and to pay the interest of the debt, 
ht people being generally yery poor. 

GRACE CHURCH, PEMBERTON. 

THE REV. W. rOROUS, OLDEN NI88IOHART. 

Number of families, 20 ; number of indiyiduals, 100 ; baptisms, adults 7, in* 
ints 5, total 12 ; confirmed, 10 ; marriages, 2 ; burials, 2 ; communicants ; 
ided anew, 10, remoTcd from the Parish 1, present number 44 ; the Holy 
ommunion celebrated first Sunday in each month; 1 daily Parish School, 
aid ; catechists and Sunday School teachers, male 1, female 6, total 7 ; cate- 
liamens, 50 ; number of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, 
0; number of times, monthly; Sunday School library, 140 Tolumes; Bible 
lass, adult, cTery Friday eyening ; celebration of Diyine serrice, Sundays, 
loming and eyening, all Holy days, daily morning prayers. 
Offerings: Episcopal Fund, $14 50. 

As the Olden Missionary 1 continued to hold a sendee at Medford, eyery 
3uiday afternoon up to the first of October. 

On Saturday, the 11th day of August, at the Bishop's request I yisited Tuck- 
erton, a yiUage fayorably known as a bathing place : distance fh)m Pemberton, 
the centre of the Mission, 40 miles through the Jersey pines. 

Here I found six communicant members of the Church. Through the kind- 
neii of Dr. Wm. Mason, I was enabled to celebrate Diyine seryice on Sunday, 
in the Masonic Hall, both morning and eyening. It was the first Church Service 
erer held here, and a large congregation was gathered. Since then, I haye held 
regular seryices here once in three weeks. Through the xeal and liberality of 



the little bond of deinted churcli women, we hate MCUT«d tiie lower roiwi il tlii 
Mosonio Hall, and fitted it up as a neat and osaTeDisnt Chspcl, *ai bn 
named it. Si. Marlt'i Chapel, 7^r*er(on. 

CHRIST CHUaCH, BLOOMFIELD. 



Nmnber of famili«i, 83 ; nnmbeT of indiTidiiaU, adults TO ; bapdaa^ br 
fanis, S ; buriala, 3 ; aommiinicanu, leaoTed into the Paiuh 12, removed (M 
the Pariah ii, died 2, preseot number, 50; the Holy Cammnnion ceiebnul 
montblj ; caieehiaia and Sonda; School teacbers. msle i. female G, total 10; 
Fnriab Library, 63 Tolumea; Sunday SoLool library, 125 volumes; eelebntiu 
of Diiina service, Sundays, twice, other day«, Wedneeday eTening, 

During the past year we bate euaceeded in building a small CliurcU, wUck 
Das opened for biiine eerTice on May I6lb. Tba Pariah seems to be tecfdiiai 
a more permanent chamcl er, and we bave great cauae to bleaa God for lh« nu- 
cess which he bav giren us. The Bisliop's appointment for coaSrniaiiau m 
poelponed until tbe new Cboroh ehoiild be completed. We now expect a tiiIu- 
tion aoon after Conrention, 

TRINITY CHUHOH, TRBNT08. 



Number of families, G4; number of inditiduiilB, abont 2G2,- bapliinti, 
adults 2, infants 10, total 12 : confirmed, 1 1 ; marriages, 1 ; buriaU, ' ; to"' 
mtinicaQlB, added anew lU, remoied iaUi tbe Parisii 9, remoTwI frvm Un 
Parish 9, died 1, present number 94; tbe Holy Communion oelebnled llrt 
first Sunday in each month, and on all tbe great Festirals; catechiite ud 
Sunday Scbo)>l teacbers, male 4, female 11, total 16 ; catechumens, nnmbnon 
register, about 90 ; number of cbildren taught the catechism openly in tbt 
Church, all the children of the Sunday School ; number of times, more or iMt 
eTcr; Sunday; total Dumber of young persons inatnioted, about 90; PariA 
library and Sunday School library, S60 Tolumea; Bible clasaei, 2; cele- 
bration of Dirine service, twice every Sunday, and once eacb Festival and Ful 
day, and once on one evening in eicb week. 

Ofi'erings: tbe expenses of the Convention, $15 00; Kansas mficrert, $24 27; 
Sunday School, estimated $B0 00 ; the poor, $17 23 ; Parish pnrpoaes, {build- 
ing Church), {6,000 DO ; Churcb purposes, not included io tbe above, MtimataA 
$1450 00 ; total, $7566 50. 

Since last report, the Parish has erected a plain gothic stone Churcb. Co*' 
ner stone wee laid by the Bishop of tbe Diocese in June laat: waa Gist oee**' 
pied for Divine worsbip 19tb Sunday after Trinity, Oct. 14, 1860, and by r^ 
quest of tbe Bishop, the Right Rev. J. E. Hopkins, D. D., LL. D., Bishop * 
Vermont, consecrated it December IS, 1860. A new organ coat $700 00. T -^ 



Memorial windows, gifts, of Bishops Cross and Doane, cost eaoh $150 00. 
I^esl of bslls cost $800 00. 

It is proposed during the present Gonyentional year, to make parochial ofTer- 
ings to erery purpose known to the ConTention and Canons of the Diooese. It 
was not dcmt last year, on account of our great effort to build a Church free 
from debt. 

The present incumbent was instituted Rector on Whitsun-Tuesday, May 21, 
1860. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, WEST HOBOKEN. 

THB BEY. OBLANDO HABBIMAN, JB., BXCTOB. 

Number of families, 17 ; number of indiTiduals, 75 ; baptisms, adults, 2, in- 
Iknts 2, total 4 ; ' confirmed, 6 ; marriages, 1 ; communicants, added anew 1, 
remoTed into the Parish 1, remoTed from the Parish 6, died 1, present num< 
ber 26 ; the Holy Communion celebrated monthly ; catechumens, about 8 ; 
Sonday School library, 60 Tolumes ; celebration of Diyine serrice, erery Sun- 
day once, and some other principal Holy days. 

CHRIST CHURCH, BERGEN. 

THE BBV. OBLANDO HABBIMAN, JB., BBCTOB. 

Number of families, 20 ; number of indiyiduals, 90 ; baptisms, infants 7, 
eonfirmed, 8; burials, 1 ; Communicants, renioTed into the Parish 6, remoTcd 
from the Parish 6, present number 20; the Holy Communion celebrated 
monthly ; Sunday School teachers, male, 5, female, 4, total, 9 ; catechumens, 
aboat 50 ; Sunday School library, 164 Tolumes ; celebration of DiTine serrice 
once erery Sunday, and on some of the other principal Holy days. 

TRINITY CHURCH, RED BANK. 

THE BEV. WILLIAM N. DUNNELL, BECTOIL. 

Number of families, 79 ; number of indiyiduals, 268 ; baptisms, adults, 1, 
infants, 12, total, 13; contirmed, 6, two belonging to Middletown Parish; 
marriages, 2 ; burials, 8 ; communicants, added anew, 1 8, remoTed into the 
Pariah, 7, present number, 122 ; the Holy Communion, celebrated first Sun- 
day of each month, and on all greater festiTals ; daily Parish schools, pay, 
with prorision for one free scholar to e^ery pay scholar ; teachers names, Miss 
Mary A. Lee, and Miss Annie Meyele ; scholars, males, 16, females, 28 ; cate- 
ekista and Sunday school teachers, male, 8, female, 14, total, 17 ; catechu- 
mena, 101 ; number of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, 
88 ; nmnber of times, once a month ; total number of young persons instructed, 
120 ; Parish library, 40 Tolumes ; Sunday school library, 180 Tolumes ; Bible 



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Glass, 1 female, 30 soholara; celebratioD of Diyint serrice, Sondajs, twiee 
at Red Bank, once at Middletown ; holy days, onoe ; other days, Wednesday 
and Fridays in Lent ; total, at Red Bank 128, at Middletown, 55 serriees. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fond, $14 50; Bishop's TraToling Expenses, $5; 
Missions : Diocesan, $14 ; fund for Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $5 ; Paroehial 
schools, $82 ; the poor, $148 50 ; Parish purposes, $861 ; Church porposei, 
not included in the aboTe, including salary, $1108 ; total, $2783. 

During the past year a Tery pleasant and commodious rectory haa been built, 
upon a lot presented to the Church conditionally ; and though the bmlding ii 
not yet paid for, it undoubtedly will be, in time to meet the provisions of ^e 
gift. A building for Sunday and parochial school purposes haa been erected, 
and ftirnished at an expense of $850, of which all but $800 are paid. 

We haTO abundant reason for encouragement in the succeas of our PariBh 
school which has been in operation for ten months. Our Church edifice is in- 
adequate to the wants of the people ; but it has been thought inexpedient to 
undertake its enlargement at present. Our Sunday school is flourishing. I 
have held serriceat Middletown every Sunday during the year, without 
lessening the number of services at this place. The past year has witnessed 
an increase of earnestness, and a heartier zeal in our Church work, and the 
blessing of God has been with us accordingly. 

• 

CHURCH OF THE HOLY COMMUNION, SOUTH ORANGE. 

THB BEY. DAVID MABQOT, A. N., BKCTOR, 

Number of families, 25 ; number of individual?, 115 ; baptisms, adults, 4; 
infants 19, total 23 ; confirmed, 7 ; burials, 4 ; communicants, added anew 10, 
removed into the Parish 8, removed from the Parish 1, present number 35; 
the Holy Communion celebrated every first Sunday in the month, and the 
Festivals of our Lord ; catechists and Sunday school teachers, male, 2, female, 
9, total, 11; number of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, 
85 ; number of times, 23 ; total number of young persons instructed, 57 ; Sun- 
day School library, 125 volumes; Bible classes, 1, instructed by Rector every 
week ; celebration of Divine service, Sundays, 52 ; holy days, 32 ; other days, 
69; (daily morning prayer;) total, 153. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, 11 36; Missions: Diocesan, $1 88; fund for 
Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $5 44; Sunday Schools, $21 78; the Poor, 
$21 79; Parish purposes, 309 49; Church purposes, not included in th9 
above, $21 78; total, $158 02. 

I took charge of this Parish on the second of December, 1860, being the firs^ 
Sunday in Advent. The congregation was at the time worshipping in th^' 
Methodist Meeting-house. I immediately organized a Sunday school, and col^ — 
lected together about fifteen children, a number of whom had never been bap^ — 
tized. On the 21st of February, 1861, the new Church-edifice was opened fo^^ 



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DiTine serrice. The daily prayer of the Church was introduced, with lec- 
tures on the Prayer Book and Confirmation, on Wednesdays and Fridays during 
Lent. A class of fifteen were at the time preparing for confirmation, but 
owing to the inclemency of the weather, only seven made their appearance on 
the day appointed by the Bishop. In a short time the number of parishioners 
communicants and Sunday school scholars reached the number indicated in 
the aboTe list. The Parish being yet in its infancy, the collections for gene- 
ral Church purposes hare been rather small and irregular. The vestry need 
an the funds they collect for the ordinary expenses of the Parish. During the 
nexlyear we hope to do better. These statements are a source of gratification 
to us, in Tiew of the fact, that our Parish is but a year old, and that sectarian 
bodies haye, for years, occupied the field. 

ST. PETER'S CHURCH, RANCOCAS. 

TUB BEV. P. L. KNIGHT, D. D., MI8SI0NART. 

- Number of families, 6 ; number of individuals, 50 ; baptisms, infants, 1 ; 
communicants, 9; Holy Communion, celebrated as often as practicable; 
daily Parish schools, 1, (discontinued,) pay school: teacher's name, Miss Mary 
Kingdon ; catechists and Sunday school teachers, male, 1, temale, 3, total, 4 ; 
number of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, 30; Sunday 
school library, 150 volumes ; celebration of Divine service, Sundays, 40 times 
within eight months. 

Offerings: Parish purposes, $50; Church purposes, not included in the 
above, $41 23; total, $91 23. 

This station was assigned to the Missionary in October last. The report 
therefore covers but eight months. 

The prospects are not encouraging. Unless joined to some stronger parish 
it cannot be supported. 

Here, as in Fairview, the assistance of Messrs. H. P. Hay and Levi Johnston, 
baa been often called for by the Missionary, and generously given. 

TRINITY CHURCH, MOUNT HOLLY. 

THE BBV. DB WITT C. BTLLBSBT, RECTOR. 

Families and parts of families, 80; baptisms, adults, 4, infants, 8, total, 12; 
confirmed, 10 ; marriages, 2 ; burials, 4 ; communicants, added, 15, removed, 
2| present number, 82; the Holy Communion administered 14 times in public, 
*nd 12 times in private; Sunday schools, 2; teachers, male, 7, female 14, 
total 21 ; scholars, 140, catechized monthly ; Sunday morning Bible class for 
young men, members, 10, taught by the Rector; total number of young per- 
sons instructed on Sundays, 150; celebration of Divine service, Sundays, 106, 
other days, 76, total, 181. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, $35; Convention Fund, $10; Missions: Dio- 




ccBsn. $100; EpiBOopal MiSEionary Aaiociatioa for the Weat, $1U IS; 
Foreign. $110; $6S& 19; EiaDgeliciil KoawledKe Sociel:^, for (pitCuiUitii dif 
Iribnlioam tta West, $30; Uurlington Coonly Bible Society, $2U : Thmlugiv . 
ing collection for Kuigag, S31 ; Churcli and Parish pnrpoaes, £1890 T5; toUl. 
$2340 93. 

The PariBb entered upon ihe second jenr of its working hislor; in Oclotwr 
last. Its Buoceas thus fur has fully equalled the eipcclatiuns of its fonndm. 
The BtteudaDce at all the Bcrrices is goad, and on Ibe increaae. The inWntt 
of the ooDgregatian in retigioui oiattere ia ehowa by the large number pmml 
at the Wedneeda; eTening lectures, males as nell a« females, when there ll 
nothing to ioduoe them to lay aside the duties and pleaautes of the week, ei- 
aept the appointed service of the Church, acoompanied with a familiar sipen- 
UoD of Soriptare. Wilb these evidences of the I>iviiie blestiing, and the Psrl'ti 
at unity in iteclf, we have every reason to Ihuuk God and lake courage. 

A proposition to Ihe Rector, Wardens, and Vestry of 3l. Andrew's Chnrci, 
to enter into an nrrungcment with Trinity Parish, whereby ibe right of burial 
in the grave yard heloii^lng to the fornjer would be secured to the membenrf 
the latter, upon such ternm and under such restriotioaB as might be molaaDj 
agreed apoo — the entire ownership and control of the grouodii to be retaiuj 
by the former corporation, only conceding to the parishioners of Trinity Chnrd 
the priTilego of hnving their o«n Minister to officiate at funerals in said boritl- 
ground without being required to apply on each occasion to Ihe Rector or 
Wardens of 81. Andrew's Cburcb far permission, having been declined, wehm 
tieen under the necessity of providing a grave-yard of our own. A lot of thin 
acres, eligibly siiualed, hae nooordlngly been purchnsed. enclosed, and tastfr 
Ihlly laid oat, and adaniedwilfa trees. 

ST. LUKE'S CHCRCH, WEST BLOOMFIELD. 



Namber of hmilies, 13 ; number of individaale, 69 ; bapUsma, adult 3, 
inhnli, 20, total, 23 ; confirmed, 1 1 ; marriage, 1 ; boriali, 8 : ccmmonieaiiU. 
added anew, II, removed into the Parish, 2, removed f^om thePariEb, 4, died,!, 
present number S3 ; the Holy Communion, celebrated second Sunday in ever} 
month; catechists and Sunday School Teachers, male, S, female, 4, total, T; 
number of children taught the catechism openly in the Church, 80; nnmbc' 
of times, first Sunday in every month ; total number of young persona instraot' 
ed, 30 ; Sunday school Library, GO volumes; oelebration of Divine service* 
every Sunday in the year, morning and evening ; on most of the holy day*^ 
Christmas, Ash-Wednesday, Thanksgiving Day, the National Fast Day, ais^ 
Wednesdays and Fridays during Lent 

Offerings ; EpiKopal Fund, $S 25 ; Conventian Fund, $1 SS ; for the ITini*' 



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nfferera, $8 72; the poor, $18 02; Parish purposes, $696 82; Church 
purposes, not included in the abore, $188 ; total, $756 19. 

We are blessed with the blessing of peace ; and as a small country parish, 
waiting for a gradual increase, we may consider ourseWes prosperous. Much 
eredit is due to the ladies of the Parish, who, by their own efforts, haTe fur- 
BJahed the ohanoel of the Church with most appropriate Aimiture. A beau- 
tiful stone font has also been presented to the Church by two friends of the 
Pariah. 

TRINITY CHURCH, ELIZABETHTOWN. 

THE BIV. DANIEL F. WARBEN, RECTOR. 

Number of families, 84: number of individuals, 175; baptisms, 1, infants 2, 
totals 8 ; marriages, 2 ; burials, 2 ; communicants, 40 ; the Holy Communion 
edebrated on first Sunday in each month ; Catechists and Sunday School 
Tteehers, male, 2, female, 8, total, 10 ; number of children taught the cate- 
chism openly in the Church, 40 ; celebration of Diyine serrice, Sundays, 104, 
Holy days, 4, other days, 86, total, 150. 

Offerings : Missions : Diocesan, $7 50 ; Fund for aged and infirm clergymen, 
$12 50; the poor, $72 88; total, $92 88. 

ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, FLORENCE. 

THOMAS NBILSON, LAY READER. 

Number of families, 18, number of individuals, 67; baptisms, adults, 1, in- 
fants, 18, total, 14; confirmed, 1; marriages, 1; burials, 1; communicants, 
ftdded anew, 8, removed into the Parish, 7, removed from the Parish, 2, pre- 
sent number, 18; the Holy Communion celebrated once a month regularly, 
and Trinity and Whit Sunday last year, Christmas, Easter and Consecration ; 
catechists and Sunday school teachers, male, 3, female, 5, total, 8 ; number of 
children taught the catechism openly in the Church, all the Sunday scholars ; 
number of times, on first Sunday each month, afternoon ; Sunday scholars, 
not included in the foregoing, 87 ; Sunday school library, 882 , Bible classes, 
2, (16 persons) ; celebration of Divine Service, every Sunday morning and first 
Sunday in each month in the afternoon, Christmas, every day during Holy 
▼eek, morning and evening, Ash Wednesday, Ascension, Thankgiving-day, 
Friday evenings, from 15th February to 10th May, total, 91 times. 

Offerings: Episcopal Fund, $15 14; Missions: Diocesan, $2 78; Fund for 
iged and infirm clergymen, $4 98 ; Sunday school, $84 85 ; Parish purposes, 
$116 76; toUl, $174 41. 

The condition of the Parish is quite satisfactory and gives much promise for 
the future. The number of the congregation and Sunday school has been 
miich reduced by removals from the Parish. The number of communicants 
returned does not Include the visitors to the hotel during the summer months. 




The collection ft 
wtrded lo II 

The biflsainga of the Almighty h«TB rested upon the offorta thit wert nitdt 
to (lisoliarge the indebteduesH of the Chapel, (S&OO), and the hcftrls nf thon 
irho have taken bo muah intereat in the work, were truly gladilcoed on Thnn- 
day, the 23rd ingtant, when it ws« solemnly consecrated to tlie wrrioe of 
Almighty Qod. May it be so ordered and goTerned as to receive the cooiinu- 
anoe of thoie bleesings. 

FiTe DallHM haire been rarHorded to the Treasurer for the Bishop's liaitalioa. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, TASSAIC. 



Fanttlies, 20; baptisms, in rants 3 ; CDuSrmed, G; marriage, 1 ; buriiti. 4; 
oommuoioaDtB, added Boew 5, removed into the Parish 6, removed from lb* 
Pariah S, died 1, present numher 20 ; the Holy Communion celebrated monlhlj: 
Sunday school teachers, male 2, female 5, total T ; scholars 60 : Sunday school 
cateohiied monthly; Sunday School Library, 1T4 volumes; celebration of 
Ulfiiie service, Sundays lOi, other days 18, total number of times 122, 

CoDtributiouB : Aseessment for Convention, &c, $7 50; Episcopal Fvai, 
$87 60; Bishop's traveUiog expenses, $6 00; Missions: Foreign, $6*00; 
Dioceaan, through Protestant Episcopal Missionary Sooiety of Hen Jenej, 
$1B 51; aged and infirm olergymen, $G 25; Bvaogetioal Knowledge Sodetj, 
925 00 ; Kansas sofferers, through Bishop of Iowa, $22 82 ; Boiling Sprinp 
a anday School, $15 00; Bibles and Testaments for U. S. Voluotaen, $13 li; 
Suuday School purposes, $38 85; Parish purposes, $1719 19; Total Conlii- 
faations, $1092 77. 

The Pariah is slowly but steadily inorcaelng. The Church lot has been fvi 
for, and a large amoual has been subscribed tu the building fund, la ooMe- 
quence of the unsettled state of the oouiitry, llie erection of the Church liu 
been postponed fur the present, but so soon us the limes are more pro[iitioia 
the work will be commenced. 

CHRIST CHURCH, BIVERTON. 



Number of families, 18 ; individuals about 100 ; commaoioanls, 15 : present 
Dumber, 15; Sunday school teachers, male 1, female 3, total 4 ; SnndaJ 
scholars, 85 ; Sunday school library, volumes 167 ; Divine service every SiM*' 
day morning, and besides a Sunday evening service once k month by the B«*' 
U. H. Weld of Moorestown ; Holy Communion once a month ; marriages, 1 '■ 
besides I have preached three times at Florence, once at St. John's, Camde*^ 
once at Rancocas, once at Pemberton, and twice at Fairview ; I baptiied al ^*< 
Stephen's, Florence. 10 children and 1 adult, and occasionally read service* *' 
St. Mary's Hall, Burlington. 



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The Church seryices in Riyerton were first started through the iDstrumentalit j 
of a mere haDoiful of zealous Church people, and the first seryice held (in a 
lioiiBe loaned to the congregation) in the month of January, 1856, bj the Rer. 
H. H. Weld. The senrice was continued monthly until the following spring, 
irlicn, on application to Bishop Doane, the Rey. Mr. Millett, Principal of St. 
Marj'B Hall, was sent to them, and service for that summer held in a bam. 
Tour present Missionary succeeded Mr. Millett the latter part of the same 
iommer, and has continued to hold seryice there to the present time. By the 
oontiibutioDS of friends of the Mission, and by the proceeds of seyeral Fairs, 
money was collected sufficient to erect the present Church edifice ; the corner 
stone was laid June 9th, 1859, by the Rey. U. U. Weld, and the Church conse- 
erated by the Right Rey. Bishop Odenheimer, June 9th, 1860. 



TRINITY (FREE) CHURCH, BERGEN POINT. 

THE BEY. FRANKLIN S. EISINQ, RECTOR. 

Number of families, about 50 ; number of individuals, 200 ; baptisms, adults 
2, infants 11, total 18: confirmed, 14; marriages, 1; burials, 4: communi- 
cants : added anew, 11 ; removed into the Parish, 5 ; remoyed f^om the Parish, 
2; died, 2; present number, 29; the Holy Communion celebrated monthly; 
eateohists and Sunday school teachers, male 6, female 8, total 14 ; Sunday 
seholars, 75 ; children catechized monthly ; Parish library, 70 volumes ; Sun- 
day school library, 200 volumes; Bible classes, 3, forming part of Sunday 
schools : celebration of Divine service : morning and afternoon of all Sundays 
in the year; Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Mondays, Wednesdays 
and Fridays in Lent ; every Friday, Thanksgiving-Day, National Fast Day. 

Offerings : Missions : contributions of Sunday school, (domestic), $7 57 ; 
contributions of Sunday school, (foreign), $30 00 ; the Poor, including thanks- 
givbg offering for sufferers in Kansas, $103 33 ; Parish purposes, chiefly for 
Sunday school, $109 58 ; total, $250 43. 

The first seryice in the Parish was held in the District School House on 81st 
July, 1859, and the services were maintained without interruption, by yarious 
clergymen, until 14th July, 18G1. On the 11th August, 1850, the Parish was 
formally organized, and on the 28th July, 1861, the present Rector assumed 
chftrge. The above report of official acts includes only those performed by the 
pi«6ent Rector. Preyious to his assuming charge there were baptisms : adults 
2, infants 12, total 14 ; marriages 2. The offerings reported for Parish pur- 
P<Me8 for the poor and for missions, have been made since July last. 

The Rector here bears a grateful testimony that the Lord*s hand has thus far 
gT&cioasly blessed this new enterprise, undertaken with a desire to promote 
Qod's glory, and enters upon the coming year with the prayer that the diyine 
goodness may continue to accomplish here the divine will. 



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ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, BERGEN. 

THl BET. FIBNAITDO C. PUTKAK, ElOTOm. 

Number of families, 60 ; number of individiudt, probably 200 ; bejttiwM, ii- 
fknU 4 ; confirmed, 8 ; burials, 2 ; commonicanU, preeent niunber 60 ; the Ho^ 
Communion celebrated the first Sunday of each month, and on tlia larger F» 
tivaU; catechiats and Sunday School teachers, male, 2, famale 9, total, 11; 
number of children taught the catechism openly in the Ghoreh, 62 ; mmibv tf 
times, erery Sunday ; total number of young persons instmoied, 52 ; 8iidi| 
School library, probably 200 Tolumes ; celebration of DiTine aerriee, to- 
days, morning and afternoon ; Christmas, Ash-Wednesday, Good-Fridaj, Aa; 
other days, erery Wednesday and Friday, and during Lent, OTOiy Tuesday ni 
Thursday also ; total, in six montha. 182 times, at which 104 sermons, lecCiMk 
and addresses were delivered. 

Offerings : Episcopal Fund, 6 months, $42 00 ; Diocesan Miadons, $9S H; 
sufferers in Kansas, $29 54: aged and infirm clergymen, $10 00; Biihi|i^ 
traTclling expenses, $5 00 ; Parish purposes, — the Ladies Aseooiaticn eostift- 
uted for furnishing the chapel, $170 00— $8,800 00; total, $89410 00. 

The present Rector assumed the charge of this Parish in Oetober lai^ ni 
of course the foregoing report coTcrs only the time which has since d^iii 
To place the condition of the Parish in a just light, it is necessary to stated M 
it was organized in August last, within the territorial limits prcTiously oeR> 
cupied by the Parishes of the Holy Trinity, Hudson City and Christ Ghmck, 
Bergen, — St Paul's Parish lying midway between the two — in the old 
of Bergen. 

Being without any suitable plaoe for public worship, early in March last, tke 
Vestry secured a beautiful site for a Church edifice, and proeeeded at oDMti 
erect a chapel for the temporary shelter of the congregation. This chapel is 1 
tasteful building, and was so far completed as to be opened for DiTine senicf 
on the occasion of the Bishop's Visitation, Tuesday, the 2l8t instant. Itiiip* 
propriately furnished, and in all its arrangements is nearly complete. It bi 
sittings to accommodate a congregation of a little more than two hundred pe^ 
sons, which are already nearly occupied. In conclusion, it is proper to nj, 
that St. Paul's, Bergen, though less than ten months old, already presenti 
nearly all the features of a well appointed Parish. 

ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH, BRIDGETON. 

THl BBT. F. L. KMIOHT, MISSIOMART. 

Number of families, lt5; number of individuals, 88; baptisms, infknts 4; 
communicants, present number, 80 ; the Holy Communion celebrated moothly 
and on the greater Holy days ; catechists and Sunday School teachers, male 2, 
female 5, total 7 ; number of children taught the catechism openly, 25 ; nmiiber 



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of times 4, sinoe NoTember, 1860 ; total number of young persons instructed, 
25; Sunday School library, 111 Yolumes; Bible classes, 1, taught weekly by 
the minister ; number of members, 18 ; celebration of Diyine service, Sundays, 
86 ; Holy days 1 ; other days 3 ; total 39, since November 4th 1860 

Offerings : Parish purposes, $97 76 ; Church purposes, not included in the 
ftboTO, $146 40; total, $244 16. 

The present Missionary's appointment for Cumberland County, dates from 
Not. 1st, 1860. 

Services have been held in Bridgeton every other Sunday till April, sinoe 
wliich they have been continued every Sunday. An arrangement has been 
made for renting a meeting bouse belonging to the Baptist Society of this town. 
It irill answer our purpose very well, until we can build a Church. The lot 
for this has already been secured, and a house on it, is now occupied as a par- 
•onage by the Missionary. The Missionary cannot but express here his deep 
•ppreeiation of the earnestness and love, with which this newly organized con- 
gregation have entered upon their work here. A Tery few years of aid from 
abroad, vrill, we have full reason to believe, make this an independent Parish. 
St. Andrew's is the only Church organization in Cumberland County. Well 
anatained it would become a centre of operation, on several important points 
within an hour's ride. Millville, ten miles from Bridgeton, is already ocou- 
pftod. Greenvrich, seven miles off, had formerly a Church, which has fallen 
into decay. The site, about two acres, can however, be re-beautified : but it is 
mnoh to be feared that it will be lost to the Diocese, unless proper steps are 
immediately taken to reclaim it. 

But it is for Churchmen to consider seriously, whether one hundred dollars 
per annum, is enough to venture for the establishment of the Church as it 
ought to be, in all of Cumberland County. Bridgeton has a population of over 
6,000 souls. 




MISSIONARY AND OTHER REPORTS. 



CHRIST CHURCH, WOOUBOBr. 



Nnmber of fninilieB, IG; number of indiTiduBilH, about 90: bnptisa 
I, Infonts I, loUl 2 ; caoftrmed, 6 ; marriageB, S ; cou]mnDica^<^ adiltd u«f 
4, remoTCd iato the Pariah 4, preaent Dumber 44 ; Ibe Hoi; ComnnmiDn «!•- 
brnled every Sunday morning, Cbristinks. Ascension ; catecbisM and Sm- 
day ScLool teachers, male 1, female G, lotal G; catccbumens, about 30,^ 
of wljom, with liri> or three cicop'tionB, are children mho do not belong la lb 
coagrcgaLioD ; celebration of DiTine serrice, once evrr; Sunday; CkriBliiM 
AHcenaion, Aah-Wedneaday, Good Friday ; other days, from Aab-ffednM. 
dky till near Adveul once on every day, except Monday, the rote \M^ 
liable to interruption u. 

Offeringa: Eplscopa] Fund, $7 04; UiBsiona: Diooeaan, $6 01) ; t«tal,$190l. 

MISSIOSART STATION, BOrND BROOK, AND PARTS ADJACBST. 



Number of families, 10 j uuoiber of icditiduale, TO ; bapllsni!, odnlts 2, 
infanta 2T, lotal 29 ; confirmed, 1 ; marriages. 1 ; communicanU, prewul 
number, 2; catechista and Sunday Scbool (eaclier«, male :i, female 5, loUl J: 
catCDhuiaeaa, 6G ; total number of young persons iiiatructed, 66 ; SniuiiJ 
BcLool library, 26 yolumes ; celebration of Divine aerrice, Sundays, ereDin; 
prftjer Nid eennon, 31 timee. 

MISSION, MILLVILLE. 



Number of fwnilira, 8; uumber of Individuals, 29; bapliams, infanti, !; 
commiinicnnts, present number, 6; the Holy Communion celebrated tl" 
nithin eii monliis ; Bible clas^ea, 1, cODflisling of 9 members, instructtd bj 
the MJBBionary; celebration of Ditino service, Sundays, since the JStt « 
November, 26 times. 

Offeringa: Pariah purpoecs, $9S 75; Church purposes, not included in lb< 
above, $21 96; total, $106 71. 



Ill 

«nriee8 were commenced in BiillTille, NoTember 18th, 1860. Thej were 
I erery other Sands j, until April, when bj the assistance of a doTOted Lay- 
I of the congregation, the Missionary has been able to continue them OTory 
day. 

his field is one demanding attention. The population of the place is over 
— made up to a great extent of operatives and mechanics, who, many of 
I manifest considerable interest in the serrices. This is shown by expres- 
s of good will, and frequently a large attendance on the serTices. 
it Missionary receiyes from this Mission no remuneration except the Offer- 
, which has for six months, not amounted to twenty-two dollars. If sus- 
sd, as it should be by the Diocese, it will become the starting point 
•eyeral other stations not far off. Its present dependence, is mainly on 
new Parish of St Andrew's, Bridgeton, from which it is ten miles distant. 

THE REV. ROBERT B. CROES' REPORT. 

. former years I haTe made a report to the Bishop of the Diocese of New 
ey of the senrices which I had held in that Diocese since the death in 1856 
le Ber. Isaac Smith, of St. James* Church, Piscatawa. I now beg leaTe to 
rt in addition, that since the 1st of June, 1860, I have preached in the 
At Parish of St. James' twenty-five times, and taken the place in Christ 
rohy New Brunswick, of the Rector thereof, while he went to Piscatawa 
e times ; that I haye baptized two children, and administered the Holy 
imonion fiye times. I have also in the course of the year preached soTen- 
. times in New Jersey, either supplying vacant Parishes, or assisting my 
hren in the ministry. On four occasions in the winter I was ready to offi- 
B in Piscatawa, and would have done so if the bad roads or the unprepared 
e of the Church, on which the painter was employed, had not proTented me. 
il serrices in one year, in preaching, forty -five. Total, since April, 1856, 
hundred and nine. 

THE REV. ASA S. COLTON'S REPORT. 

tfy services during the past Conventional year have been as follows : — Ser- 
iM with sermons, 80 ; assisted on various occasions, (say 20) reading prayers 
d assisting at the Communion ; baptized, on two occasions, 8 infants ; mar- 
iges, 5 ; funerals, 8. 

THE REV. CHARLES S. LITTLE'S REPORT. 

In conformity to the Canons of the Church, I submit the following report : — 
Ittve celebrated Divine service and preached nearly every Sunday during 
M year ; administered Holy Baptism to nine persons and one adult ; adminis- 
ind the Holy Communion eight times ; assisted in the celebration five times ; 
slebrated two marriages ; buried five persons. 



112 

THK REV. JAMES H. SMITH'S REPORT. 

At tbt dat« of my Iwt ;«»'• report I wu rwding in the Dioeew of Na« 
Tork, tamporarilf msButing Ilia Rector of St. Mmry'i Chnnh, BrooUjn, m 
teMhlng the Puuh Soliool and in other Puoehial work. On the 9th of Jnlj, 
I remored to the Kortbem Hissiou Home, Port Golden, uid am now in ommc- 
Uon irith that inaUtntion uaisting the Haad of the Bliaiion in holding Kiiaa 
aerrioe in the aereral station* attached thereto. The raoord of ray affinal arti 
will be Inolodsd in Ida report. 

IHB BET. WILLIAM B~ BABLE'S REPORT. 

In DOnformitj to the Canona of the Church, I aubmit the fallowing report:— 
Daring the paet jear I bate oontinned to aaaiat the Reotor of Chriat Chnrdk, 
Bltiabeth, in the daily aerrieea of the Chnreb, beridea rendering aaaiatasetlt 
the Clergy of a^jaoeat Fariahea. I haTo baptiied two infania, aaaialad ia tk 
oelebratioD of the Holy Comroanian twenty-aeTen timet, and preached Im^ 
four timea. In addition to the abota, a abort aerrioe ia held on alternate 8u- 
days at the Poor Haute of Eliiabeth. 

THE BET. A. J. FAtTSfS EEPORT. 

The tinderalgBed retpeottltlly reports, that ttnee fait ordination at Detw^ 
28d December, A. D. 1860, by the Bight Bot. the Bithop of Maryland, irticb 
ordination took place in the Chapel of the College of St. Jamea, be hai ita 

engaged in no regnlar clerical work. He baa, hawsTer, aasiated fall Rn. 
Brethren in Burlington, Philadelphia, and elaewhere. 

SiDoe April 16111, (he undersigned hat been engaged at Claatioal Instractor 
in Andalusia Inatitute, Andalaaia, Bucks County, Pa., which Institaliiiii b 
under the care of the ReT. H. T. Wellt, A. M. 

He wag Lrantferred to the Eccteeiastioal Jurisdiction of PenDsylTanii ili 
24Ui of April, A. D. 18G1. 



113 



ABSTRACT OF EPISCOPAL ACTS. 

>nfinned, 643 

rdained to the Diaoonate, 4 

" to the Priesthood, 7 

lergymen received from other Dioceses, .... 19 

** dismissed to " " 9 

*^ iDStitnted, 8 

^ present Dnmber, 108 

hnrches consecrated, 5 

andidates for Holy Orders, 7 



♦ SUMMABT OP THE PAROCHUL REPORTS. 

imilies, • 3833 

idiyidiials, 10,634 

iptisms. Adults, 173 

" Infants, 1222 

" Total, 1396 

immnnicanta last year, 6663 

" this year, 6966 

arriages, 260 

arials, 640 

Irish Schools, Teachers, 38 

« Scholars, 763 

mday Schools, Teachers, 920 

" Scholars, 7146 

ree Churches, 27 

fferings — Episcopal Fund, $6,297 71 

Diocesan Missions, 1,670 16 

Aged and Infirm Clergy, .... 380 83 

Foreign Missions, 1,288 44 

Domestic Missions, 2,699 12 

" The Poor, Parish and other Church Purposes, 99,606 68 

»tal Offerings, - 112,627 02 

* PwlshM not reportad last year, 18. ParUhM not reported thli year, 18. 

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PAOB. 

Ibstract, Episcopal Acts 113 

•* Parochial Reports 114 

issessments, Committee of 88 

»* «• 35 

" Mode of. 36 

" Amount of. 88 

** When Payable 120 

Bishop, Address of 

" Salary of. 38 

Candidates, Holy Orders 8 

«* Priests' Orders 8 

Clergy, Lists of 3 and 121 

Canons, Amended 54 

** Repealed 54 

Constitution, Amended 55 

Churches, Lists of. 67 and 121 

Committees, next CouTention 56 

Conyention, next Meeting of 56 

** Order of Business 24 

Elections, Secretary 21 

Standing Committee 23 

Delegates to General Conyention 24 

" Treasurer 36 

Lay Deputies, List of 10 

" Testimonials of. 2 

Lay Readers 8 

Parishes, Admission of 22 

Lists of 67 and 121 

Reports, Treasurer 89 

** Auditing Committee 46 

** Standing Committee 46 

** Committee of Constitution and Canons 22, 24 and 27 

" • " on Canon X 22 and 37 

" on Canon XI 28 and 27 

•* ** on Missionary Fund 27 

*' ** on Bayne Legacy 23 

'" Trustees of Episcopal Fund 47 

•• ♦* Oflferings 62 

of Parishes 60 

^ules of Order 21 

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[OCESE OF NEW JERSEY. 



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THE 



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to TBI 



VENTT-EIOHTH ANNUAL CONVENTION, 



Of 



r. MARrS CHURCH, BURLINGTON, 



WEDNESDAY, Mat 29, A. D. 1861; 



BY 

HE RT. REV. WyH> ODENHEIMER, D. D., 



BISHOP 07 TES OIOCESS. 



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PHILADELPHIA: 

B. CBANDUtB, 806 t 308 CHESTNUT STREBT, [GiaABD BDIUtlNa.] 

1861. 

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TO THE CIsEMiGir JiJITD E^ITIT 



OF THE 



COCE8E OF NETV^ JERSEY, 



Assembled in Seventy-XIighth Annual Convention. 



hren beloved in the Lord : 

Our Diocesan Council assembles this year under circumstances 
^li give unusual solemnity to our deliberations. The days seem to 
» come, whereof our Divine Lord spake, when He said, '' Ye shall 
of wars and rumors of wars f " and then shall many be offended, 
shall betray one another, and shall hate one another/' "and there 
1 be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon 
earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves 
ing ; men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those 
gs which are coming on the earth ; for the powers of heaven shall 
ibaken." 

hi amidst the convulsions of nature and of nations, the Church of 
I holds on her majestic way, uttering in calm tones her changeless 
pel, << Peace on earth, good- will to men '/' and witnessing, in good 
M or in evil report, that Christ is the true Ruler of Nations, as 
is the only Head of the Church ; and that underneath all turbu- 
!e and all diplomacy. He is working out His own irreversible decree 
ionor them who honor Him, and show to men and angels that 
^teousnesB exalteth a nation, but that sin is a reproach to any 



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and cheerfally, as will be made eyerj similar alteration snggested in a 
like manner. The name of onr deceased Brother is associated wA, a 
venerable family identified with the interests of New Jersey in serrieei 
for the Commonwealth as well as the Choroh. And although at the 
time of his death, his infirmities had withdrawn him from active labon^ 
and he was residing in the Parish of the Epiphany, in the City of 
Philadelphia, yet, at an earlier period he rendered valaed and wdl 
remembered services in the southern and other sections of this Diooeia 
I believe that his Christian character and worth are jnstly described ii 
the following resolution adopted at a meeting of the Clei^ and Laitjrof 
the City of Philadelphia : 

The late ReT. Samuel C. Stratton, of New Jersey, bat for some time nd- 
dent in this city, haTing, by the proTidence of Qod, been called wadiMf 
ftrom among as : 

Resolved, That we, his brethren in the ministry, recognixe in the life ud 
ministerial character of our deceased fellow laborer, a beaatifiil and coiuif- 
tent example of Christian fidelity ; and in his sudden death, a solemn praii* 
dence with its warning Toice "be ye also ready." 

The other name stricken from onr Clergy List by the hand of 
death is that of the Rev. Eli Wheeler. Though disabled m a grat 
degree by an advanced age and its accompanying infirmities, he bti 

occasioDally, daring my Episcopate, discharged some of the fonctioM 
of his office, but his faithful and laborious services for Christ and his 
Church, in Monmouth County, will be held in grateful memoij, and 
his name be revered by all who appreciate Christian zeal, and steady, 
self-sacrificing Pastoral ministrations. I place on record the compre- 
hensive words of the Rev. W. H. Dunnell, his friend and successor in 
a portion of his field of labor, who in a funeral discourse, says : 

** Often as I meet those who grew up more or leas under his care, I see tb« 
good fruit of his earnest labors, in the * vocation whereunto he was called' 
the good fruit of direct and consistent teaching; the fruit of that gospd 
* whereuDto he was ordained to be a preacher;* his earnest effort was 'to 
preach the tcord^' * to keep the faith ;* to render to his Master a good aoooant 
of ihat part of the yiaeyard entrusted to his care. Under a calm and bobm* 
what unemotional manner, burned the fires of a warm devotion, a qaenchlfltf 
zeal, and an undeyiating constancy." 

In closiug this tribute to some of our older Clergy, whose laboff 
recall the earlier work done for the glory of God and the exteosion of 



His Church in this jurisdiction, I would add an expression of my 
admiration of the labors, not only of our late Bisbop and his Clergy, 
but also of the first Bi»hop of this Diocese, and the few but zealous 
men who, with him, laid deep and strong the foundations on which 
others of us are building. As I have gone about the Diocese it has 
been a source of gratification to meet with those whose recollections ex- 
tend back to the days when, without our modern advantages, the earlier 
clergy did good service in the same holy work in which we are engaged; 
and who have interested me greatly in tbe recital of their personal 
reminiscences of tbe earnest and unobtrusive, yet very successful efforts 
of Bishop Croes and his co-laborers. It is my desire, not only to preach 
the Gospel in new portions of the Diocese, but also to revive the services 
of the Church in every place — ^as I have already done in some places — 
where in past days the presence of either of my venerated predecessors 
has seemed to indicate a desire to establish the Evangelical Faith and 
Apostolic Order. I do not like to see the ruins of Cburches or Parishes, 
telling of hopes blasted or of love grown cold , and with the co-operation 
of my generous friends, Clerical and Lay, I hope, from time to time, 
to restore the old landmarks, to rebuild the waste places of Zion, and 
in the Church's work, to emulate his example of whom it is written : 

** Isaac digged again the wells of water which they had digged in the days 
of Abraham his father : for the Philistines had stopped them after the death 
of Abraham : and he called their names after the names by which his father 
had called them." 

I pass from a notice of the changes and chances which have befallen 
others, to speak of those through which your own Bishop has passed, 
and which find their place in this Address as explanatory, in some 
degree, of less work done during the past Conventional ^ear, than I 
had desired or expected. 

On the night of the 12th of November last, on my return from a 
visitation to the upper portion of tbe Diocese, I met with an accident, 
by which the patella, or knee cap, of my right knee was fractured. 
The sui^ical aspect of tbe. case was in the beginning so serious that it 
was doubtful, whether I should be able to perform any active Episcopal 
duty until afler this Convention. I was compelled to recall all my 
appointments, and to confine myself for over two months to my bed, 
and for about four months to my house. I express my devout gratitude 



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to Almighty Ood, wbo for Christ's sake blened the nnwearied and 
skilful services of my surgeons and other friends, so that I am not only 
able to join with you in the deliberations of this our Annual Goundl, 
but also to state, that for the last ten weeks I have been able to resume 
the duties which had been interrupted, and to complete mj visitatioiis 
to all the Parishes, where my Reverend Brethren of the Clergy informed 
me that Episcopal services were required. I would here record my 
grateful sense of the words and deeds of sympathy manifested towards 
me in my sickness, by friends in all parts of the Diocese, and for the 
prayers for my recovery which my Clerical brethren were kind enon^ 
to use in their Churches. 

I propose, in this address, to classify the Episcopal work done during 
the last Conventional year, under the head of Two ViaitatioDS, the 
first previous, and the second subsequent to November 12th, 1860, 
the date of the interruption of my plans, caused by my sickness. 

FIRST VISITATION. 

From May 31st, 1860, the day of the adjournment of our last Con- 
vention, up to November 12th, 1860, I visited twenty-eight Parishes 
and Missionary Stations, passing literally from one end of the Diocese 
to the other, since I held service at Cape Island at the extreme south, 
and at Vernon and the Wywayanda Mission, the most northerly stations 
in Sussex County. During this visitation I held the usual services, with 
sermons and addresses ; and confirmed forty-six persons. I also admit- 
ted to the order of Priesthood four persons; admitted as a eandidtte 
for Holy Orders one person who had been a Methodist Minister; 
received one candidut<i; granted licenses to Lay Read to six persons; 
issued one Pastoral Letter in behalf of the people of Kansas, threatened 
with famine; laid the corner stone uf four Churches; consecrated two 
Churches ; and re-opened, afler repairs, one Church ; granted Jjetteis 
Dimissory to four of the Clergy ; and accepted Letters Dimissory OQ 
behalf of six Clergymen ; and received from two of the Bishops Caaoo- 
ical Notice of the depositions of two Clergymen. I also assisted at the 
institution of one Clergyman in a neighboring Diocese ; baptized foir 
adults, and seven infants; solemnized five marriages, and attended two 
funerals. 

From November 13th, 1860 to March 10th, 1861, the period of aj 



eonfinement to my house by sickness, Episcopal services in the Diocese 
were performed, at my request, as follows : 

On the first Sunday in Advent, December 2, 1860, the Right Rev. 
Dr. Williams, Assistant Bishop of Connecticut, admitted to the Priest- 
hood in St Mary's Church, Burlington, the Rev. Thomas J. Taylor, 
Rector elect of St. Peter's Church, Freehold. The Rev. Messrs. W. C. 
Doane, £. K. Smith and J. B. Gibson, united in the laying on of hands. 

On the 4th day of December, in Christ Chapel, Elizabeth, Bishop 
Williams confirmed for me nine persons. On the 13th day of Decem- 
ber, 1860, the Right Rev. Dr. John Henry Hopkins, Bishop of Ver- 
mont, consecrated to the worship of Almighty God, Trinity Church, 
Trenton. On the 24th day of February, 1861, in St. John's Church, 
Elisabeth, the Right Rev. Dr. Thomas Clarke, Bishop of Rhode Island, 
confirmed for me eighteen persons ; and on the 8th day of March, 1861, 
in Trinity Church, Mount Holly, the Right Rev. Dr. Alonzo Potter, 
Bishop of Pennsylvania, confirmed for me ten persons. In recording 
these services, so kindly rendered by my Right Reverend Brothers, I 
express my grateful appreciation of their fraternal and valuable services 
to myself and the Diocese. 

On Thursday, November 15th, 1860, the Rev. Henry Marsh, acting 
for me, laid the corner stone of Christ Church, Bloomfield. And on 
the 22d of November, 1860, the corner stone of Christ Chapel, New 
Bmnswick, was laid by the Rev. Dr. Stubbs, Rector of Christ Church, 
New Brunswick. Also, on the 12th of January, 1861, the Rev. 
6. J. Burton, Rector of Christ Church, South Amboy, laid the 
corner stone of the Free Church of the Holy Trinity, at the Round- 
abouts Mission Station, about five miles from South Amboy. 

On the 3d day of January, 1861, the Rev. Dr. M. Mahan, acting 
by my authority and appointment, instituted into the Rectorship 
of Grace Church, Newark, the Rev. J. Sebastian B. Hodges, who as- 
Bamed the place made vacant by the resignation of the Rev. P. K. Cady. 
Daring this period of my sickness, I granted two Letters Dimissory; 
received into the Diocese eight clergymen ; consented to the organ- 
ization of one new Parish ; gave four licenses to Lay Read ; admitted 
two candidates for Holy Orders; one candidate for Priests' Orders; 
transferred one candidate ; and issued one Pastoral Letter and Service 
for the National Fast Day; and one Lotter commendatory of Burlington 
College; and solemnized one marriage. 



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Mar. 24, 1861, St. Andrew's, Mount Hollj, 7 persons. 1 

" " 2d visitation, 7 " J ^* 

Grace, Pemberton, - - - 10 

St. Peter's, Perth Amboy, - - - 4 

Grace, Elizabethport, ... 7 

Grace, Jersey City, - - - 31 

Trinity, " - - - - 17 

St. Matthew's, Jersey City, - - 21 

Trinity, Bergen Point, - - - 14 

Christ, Bergen, .... 3 

St. John's, W. Hoboken, ... 6 

Holy Trinity, Hudson, ... 18 

St. Paul's, Hoboken, ... 6 

Trinity, " - . . .7 

St. Paul's, Paterson, - - - 13 

St John's, • " . - - .4 

St. John's, Passaic, ... 5 

St. Matthew's, Newark, ... 4 

Christ, Belleville, .... 1 

St. Luke's, W. Bloonifield, - - - 11 

St. Paul's, Newark, - - - 21» 

Grace, " - - . - 14 

Trinity, " - - - - 10 

St. Barnabas, Newark, - - - 15 

St. Philip's, " ... 3 

St. John's, Somerville, ... 4 

Christ, Newark, - ... 9 

Holy Communion, S. Orange, - .7 

House of Prayer, Newark, . .15 

Christ, Newton, - - . - 14 

St. John's, Dover, - ... 4 

St. John's, Boonton, ... 4 

Redeemer, Morristown, ... 4 

St. Peter's, " - - - 15 

St. Peter's, Freehold, - . . g 

Trinity, Middletown Point, . . 4 

Christ, Middletown, - - - 1 



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nan AT PEBBiiiT » THi DiooE8E->98 Priests ; 10 Deacons. Total, 
Tmeii. There are six Clergy additional, at work in the Diocese, bat 
lieally resident 

m> AXD KKCIITU) AS OAIVDIDATIS FOR HOLT ObDIBS — 4. 

" •* " " " Pbimts Obsbbs— 1. 



HUMBIB or CANDIDATBS FOB HoLT ObDBBS — 7. 

" " " ** Pbibsts Obdbbs->2. 

xn TO Lat Rbad — 16 persons. 

fTBD TO Obgajtization OF TWO NEW Pabishbs. (Total number of 
and Missionary Stations 186.) 

OBRBB StONBS OF SeYBN CuUBCHES. 

jeatbd Fivb Chubchbs. 
FouB Pastobal Lettbbs. 
an— Adolts, 4; InfanU, 7. (ToUl, 11.) 
ffiEXD Six Mabbiaobs. 

ATXD AT ThBBE FuNEBALS. 

tails of the aboTe summary of Episcopal Acts are herewith given. 

C0H7IB1IATI0H8. 

lumber of persons Confirmed, the Parishes, and the date of the 
m, are herewith given : 

Pernouii. 

, 1860, St. George's, Penn's Neck, 6 persons. 1 

1861, " " 2d visitation, 6 " f ^^ 

, 1860, St. John's, Salem, 1 ** i 

1861, " " 2d visitation, 3 "J 

1860, Christ Church, Shrewsbury, - - 4 

" Grace Church, Orange, - - - y 

, " Court House, Cape May, - - - 1 

, " St. Mary's, Burlington, - - - 1 

" Holy Innocents, - - - - 2 

" St. Stephen's, Vernon, - . - - 2 

" Holy Innocents, Burlington, - - 16 

" St. Mary's, (from Chapel of Holy Innocents,) 1 

" St. Peter's, Spotswood, . - - 8 

" Christ Chapel, Elizabeth, (by Bishop Williams,) 9 

. 1861, St. John's Chapel, (by Bishop Clarke,) - 18 

, " Trinity, Mount Holly, (by Bishop Potter,) 10 

<< Holy Innocents, Burlington, - - 21 



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and Knight^ and the Rev. Messrs. W. C. Ixmne and G. J. Burton, 
united in the imposition of hands on the Rev. £. S. Watson. 

On the 22d Sunday after Trinity, November 4, 1860, in the Hooae 
of Prayer, Newark, I admitted to the order of Priests, the Rev. J. L 
McKim. The Rev. Messrs. Shackelford, Stansbury and Balttgh, 
united in the laying on of hands. 

On the 1st Sunday in Advent, Dec. 2, 1860, the Right Rev. Dr. 
Williams, the Assistant Bishop of Connecticut, acting for me, admitted 
to the Priesthood, in St. Mary's Church, Burlington, the Rev. Thomi 
J. Taylor. The Rev. Messrs. W. G. Doane, £. K. Smith and J. B. 
Gibson, united in the laying on of hands. 

On the 4th Sunday in Lent, March 10th, 1861, in St. Mary's Chardi, 
Burlington, I ordered Deacons, Charles Douglas and Robert A. Pook; 
and at the same time and place, I admitted to the Priesthood the Ber. 
John M. Henderson. The Rev. Messrs. W. C. Doane, £. E. Smitk, 
J. B. Gibson, D. C. Moore and H. T. Wells, united in the laying qb 
of hands. 

On the 27th of May, being Monday after Trinity Sunday, in St 
Mary's Church, Burlington, I ordered Deacons, Samuel Seymour Lewis 
and Horace Smith Bishop ; and at the same time and place, I admitted 
to the Priesthood the Rev. H. L. Morrison Clarke. The ReT. Dr. 
Mahan, and the Rev. Messrs. W. C. Doane, D. C. Moore, G. P. 
Schetky, James Thomson, and the Rev. E. M. Pecke, of the Diocoe 
of l^ennsylvania, united in the laying on of hands. 

iHSTrnmoHs of sectobs. 

The following Priests have been instituted Rectors : 

January 3, 18G1, the Rev. J. S. B. Hodges, (by Rev. Dr. M. Mahan.) 
Grace Church, Newark. 

May 10, 181)1, Rev. W. A. Dod, D.D., Trinity Church, Princeton. 

3Iay 16, 1861, Rev. H. Marsh, Christ Church, Bloomfield, by Ber. 
H. B. Sherman. 

May 21, 1861, Rev. F. C. Putman, St. Paul's, Bergen. 

May 21, 1861, Rev. D. Margot, (by Rev. W. C. Doane,) Holy Com- 
munion, S. Orange. 

May 21, 1861, Rev. Dr. Camp, Trinity Church, Trenton, by Rer. 
Dr. Dod. 

May 26, 1861, Rev. W. C. Doane, St. Mary's Church, Burlington. 



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May 26, 1861, Rev. Thomas Drumm, St. Paul's, Trenton, by Rev. 
t. S. Dnane. 

COBHSB STOKES LAID. 

June 15, 1860, of Trinity Church, Trenton. 
July 7, " Trinity Church, Woodbridge. 

Sept 12, " Holy Communion Church, S. Orange. 

Nov. 11, " St. Luke's Church, Philipsburg. 

" 15, " Christ Church, Bloomficld, by Rev. H. Marsh, 

" 22, " Christ Chapel, New Brunswick, by Rev. Dr. A. 

Stubbs. 
Jan 12, 1861, Free Church of the Holy Trinity, Roundabouts, Rev. 
6. J. Burton. 

CHUSCHES COHSECSATED. 

June 9, 1860, Christ Church, Riverton. 

" 12, " Christ Church, St. Stephen's Parish, South Amboy. 
Deo. 13, " Trinity Church, Trenton, (by Bishop Hopkins of 

Vermont.) 
May 19, 1861, Free Chapel of Holy Trinity, Roundabout, South 

Amboy. 
" 20, " Free Church of Trinity, Woodbridge. 

COVSEHT TO THE OSOAHIZATIOH OF HEW PABISHES. 

December, 1860, at Bridgeton, Cumberland Co., by the name of 
St Andrew's. 
May, 1861, at Crosswicks, Burlington Co., by the name of St. Johns. 

LETTEBS DDOSSOBT ACCEPTED. 

The following list contains the names of the Clergy received into 
the Diocese. 

July 5, 1860, the Rev. John Stewart, Presbyter, from the Bishop 
of Down and Dromore. 

August 29, 1860, Rev. Isaac W. Hallam, Presbyter, from the Bishop 
of Massachusetts. 

September 11, 1860, Rev. Marshall B. Smith, Presbyter, from the 
Biahop of Delaware. 

October 17, 1860, Rev. C. H. Albert, Presbyter, from the Bishop 

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November 1, 1860, Rev. David ChristmiB Moore, Presbyter, from 
Buhop of Maryland. 

November 8, 1860, Rev. Tbomas Dmmm, Presbyter, from Bisluf 
of PeDDsylvania. 

December 11, 1860, Rev. S. M. Rice, Presbyter, from Bishop of 
Massacbosetts. 

December 16, 1800, Rev. J. S. B. Hodges, Presbyter, from Bishop of 
Dlinois. 

January 5, 1861, Rev. Franklin S. Rbing, Presbyter, from Bishop 
of New York. 

January 7, 1861, Rev. David Margot, Presbyter, from Bishop of 
New York. 

February 25, 1861, Rev. A. Jerome Faust, Deacon, from Bishop of 
Maryland. 

February 27, 1861, Rev. George Hubbard, DeaooD, from Bishop 
Payne of W. Africa. 

February 28, 1861, Rev. Fernando C. Putnam, Presbyter, from 
Pro. Bishop of New York. 

March 2, 1861, Rev. J. Breckenridge Gibson, Presbyter, from Pro. 
Bishop of New York. 

March 19, 1861, Rev. J. F. Esch, Presbyter, from Bishop of 
Maryland. 

March 19, 1861, Rev. William H. Collins, Deacon, from Bishop of 
Rhode Island. 

April 23, 1861, Rev. James E. Romans, Presbyter, from Pro. 
Bishop of New York. 

May 27, 1861, Rev. William B. Otis, Presbyter, from Bishop of 
Western New York. 

May 29, 1861, Rev. T. M Reilly, Presbyter, from Bishop of 
Wisconsin. 

LETTEB8 DIXISSOBT GRANTED. 

The Clergymen, whose names follow, have been transferred to other 
Dioceses. 

June 11th, 1860, the Rev. Joshua D. Berry, Presbyter, to the Dio- 
cese of Connecticut. 

August 5, 1860, Rev. Joseph S. Saunders, Presbyter, to the Diocese 
of Western New York. 



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August 18, 1860, Rev. Winslow W. Sever, Presbyter, to the Diocese 
Massachusetts. 

October 1, 1860, Rev. Samuel Clements, Presbyter, to the Diocese 
Ohio. 

November 29, 1860, Rev. E. S. Watson, Presbyter, to the Dioces« 
Pennsylvania. 

November 29, 1860, Rev. J. L. McKim, Presbyter, to the Diocese 
Pennsylvania. 

April 26, 1860, Rev. A. Jerome Faust, Deacon, to the Diocese of 
snnsylvania. 

May 24, 1860, Rev. floratio T. Wells, Presbyter, to the Diocese of 
snnsylvania. 

May 25, 1860, Rev. William G. Collins, Deacon, to the Diocese of 
hode Island. 



THB FOLLOWIHG LICEH8ES TO LAT BEAD HAVE BEEH GBAFTED. 



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CAHSIDATES FOB HOLT OSDIBfl. 

The following list contains the names of those wbo haTe beet 
^dmitted or received as candidates for Holy Orders : 

October 9, 1860, Mr. Horace Smith Bishop, (formerly Methodist 
Minister.) 

November 1, 1860, received from Bishop of Maryland, Mr. Ambnie 
J. Faust. 

December 14, 1860, Mr .John Cornell, B. A., General Theokgial 
Seminary. 

March 4, 1861, Mr. William G. Andrews. 

April 15, 1861, Mr. Alfred H. Stnbbs, A. B., General Theologial 
Seminary. 



FOB PBIE8T8* 0BDEB8. 



December 14, 1860, John Cornell, B. A., Greneral Theologieil 
Seminary. 



CAHSIDATES FOB HOLT 0BDEB8 TBAiniFEBBED. 

December, 1860, Mr. Ambrose J. Faust, to the Bishop of Marykni 



CAKOmCAL NOTICES OF DEPOSITIOVS. 

Notices of discipline have been received as follows : 

June 2, 1860, George W. Grodfrey, Deacon, deposed by the Pro. 
Bishop of New York. 

July 18, 1860, Thomas N. Ealston, deposed by the Bishop of 
Kentucky. 

March 9, 1861, George B. Taylor, deposed by the Bishop of Cili- 
fornia. 



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The Pastoral Letters, which during the past year have been 
addressed to the Clergy and Laity, are four in number, and are as 
follows : 

(I.) 
PASTORAL LETTER, 

FROM THE BISHOP OF NEW JERSEY. 

Dear Brethren, Clerical and Lay, of the Diocese of New Jersey : 

The good Bishop of Iowa, having temporary charge of the Diocese 
of Kansas, lifts up his voice for help, in behalf of the people of that 
distant Territory, threatened with famine. I transcribe his appeal, 
and with all my heart, I adopt it as my own. 

"The undersigned, having temporary charge of the Diocese of 
Kansas, has been requested to make known the urgent wants of the 
people of that territory. An unprecedented drought has been expe- 
rienced there during the past season, and many people are in great 
need of the ordinary necessaries of life. This I know from personal 
observation in my recent visitations in that Diocese, and the fact is 
attested by the clergy generally. Under these painful circunisttitjces, 
I respectfully and earnestly ask the members and friends of the Pro- 
testant Episcopal Church in all parts of the country, to come to the 
relief of their brethren in Kansas without delay. Donations entrusted 
to me will be sent to our clergy in Kansas, for distribution among 
their people — the distribution to be made as judiciously as possible. 
As winter is approaching, prompt action is important. 

HENRY W. LEE, 

Bishop of the Diocese of Iowa, and 
Bishop in charge of the Diocese of Kansas. 
Davenport, Iowa, Oct. 15, 18GU.'' 

As citizens, and Churchmen, of New Jersey, let us respond j)romptly 
and generously. And that an opportunity may bo afforded to all to 
give, and thus to secure for themselves the hi^rhor bles>ing of the 
Master, I hereby recommend that a collectiuu for IC;irisas bo made, in 
every Parish and Missionary Station in the Diocese, on the next 
Thanksgiving Day, the 29th instant; and that tho amount collected 
be transmitted as soon as possible, to the Treasurer of the Diocesi.*, Mr 
Henry Elayes, Newark, who will forward it to Hish >p Lee. 



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" Remember the words of ihe Lord Jisus, kov He nid. It u mou 



BLS88ED TO GIYK THAN TO BEOEIYK/' 



Affectionatelji your Bishop, 

William Hsnbt Odknhxdib. 

Burlington^ N, J,, Nov, 9, A. />. 1860. 

I am happy to state that the Treasurer's Report shows that ii 
answer to this Pastoral, my Diocese contributed $1115.12 to the 
relief of the sufferers in Kansas. Hay Qod bless those who responded 
to the call, and remember them in that day, when He shall utter tlie 
words : ** I was an hungered, and ye fed MS.'' 



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(II.) 

DIOCB8B OF KBW JBR8BT: 

PASTORAL LETTER AND SPECIAL SERVICE; 

FOR JANUARY 4, A. D. 1861. 



PASTORAL IbBTTBR, 

FROM THE BISHOP OF NEW JERSEY. 

7'o the Clergy and Laity of the Diocese of Neu> Jersey : 

Beloved Brethren, 

The President of the Republic, in view of our National troubles, 
has issued a proclamation recommending the people of the United 
States to keep Friday, January 4th, 1861, as a day of fiisting, humilia- 
tion and prayer. 

This is indeed a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of reoriminatioDS. 
Let us, therefore, humble ourselves before God, confessing our flinSy 
and supplicating in the all prevailing Name, for ourselves, and all the 
people of this nation the grace of Charity. Yea, let us cry mightily 
unto God, and let us turn, every one, from his evil ways, and from 
the violence that is in his hands; who can tell if Gk>d will torn, 
and repent, and turn away from His fierce anger, that we perish not? 
To aid the churches within my spiritual jurisdiction in giving doe 
effect to the solemn summons of our Chief Magistrate ; I set oat and 
appoint the accompanying Service to be used on Friday, the 4th day 



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y£ Jannaiy next. I exhort you, brethren, Clerical and Lay, to keep 
this great National Fast, aa men in earnest, having faith in the God 
of Nations ; and especially, I charge the Ministers of the Lord, whilst 
leading the people in hnmilation, fasting and prayer, to be care^l in 
their public instructions, to speak words which tend to peace, modera- 
tion and charity. 

A£feotionately, your Bishop, 

William Henry Odenheimeb. 
Burlington, N. J., Dec. llth, A, D. 1860. 



SPECIAL 8EBVICE FOB FBIDAT» FOUBTH OF JAHTTABT, 1881. 

^ The service shall be that for Ash Wednesday, except where it 
is hereby otherwise appointed. 

^ Among the sentences at the beginning of Morning Prayer shall 
be the following : 

O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help. 
Hoeea xiii. 9. 

Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, 
neither let the mighly man glory in his might, let not the rich man 
glory in his riches ; but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he 
understandeth, and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise 
loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth : for in 
these things I delight, saith the Lord. — Jeremiah ix. 23, 24. 

O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself : it is not in 
man that walketh to direct his steps. — tTeremiah x. 23. 

^ Instead of '' come let us sing,*' dhc, the 130th Psalm shall be 
said, or sung. 

1. Oat of the deep have I called unto thee, Lord, Lord, hear my Toice. 

2. let thine ears consider well the voice of my complaint. 

8. If thoa Lord wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss, Lord, who 
nay abide it t 

4. For there is mercy with thee, therefore shalt thou be feared. 

5. I look for the Lord ; my soul doth wait for him ; in his word is my trust. 

6. My soul fleeth unto the Lord before the morning watch , I say before the 
morning watch. 

7. Israel, trust in the Lord ; for with the Lord there is mercy, and with 
him is plenteous redemption. 

8. And he shall redeem Israel firom all his sins. 



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The second lesson in the Morning Pnyer diall be 1 Cor. xiu. 
The second lesion in the Evening Prayer shall be Romans xiL 
^ Afler the collect for Ash Wednesday, shall be used the edlMk 
for QuinqoagG^ima, and the following collect : 

Oh most powerfal and glorious Lord God, the Lord of hosts, that mlsstial 
commaDdedt all things: Thoa sittest on the throne, judging right, and Ihir^ 
fore we make our address to Tbj Dirine Majesty, in this our necesrity, thit 
Thou woul Jest lake the eaaee of onr country into Thine hand and giTe us pssea 
O let not our sins now cry against us for Tengeance ; but hear ua Thy poor wtt- 
▼ant A begging mercy and imploring Thy help, and that Thou wouldestbei 
defence and rcfoge to us in this time of trouble. Make it appear that Thn 
art our Sariour and mighty Delirerer through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amm, 

^ The Gospel shall be that for the 2d Sunday in Advent. 

St. Luke xxi. 25. 

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars ; isd 
upon the earth distress of nations, and perplexity. The aea and the wim 
roaring ; men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those tliii|i 
which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaTen ahall be skskca. 
And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power sad 
great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and 
lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. And he spake to them 
a parable. Behold the fig-tree, and all the trees ; when they now shoot forth, 
ye see and know of your ownselves that summer is nigh at hand. So likewise 
ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God 
is nigh at hnnd. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass awsj, 
till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away ; but my words shall 
not pass away. 



(in.) 

PASTORAL LETTER. 

To the Cltrgy and Laity of the Diocese of New Jerwey : 

Beloved Brethren, 

I liereby authorize the use of the following Prayer in the Diocese 

of New Jersey, during the period of our Country's troubles. 

May God, for Jesus' sake, hear our prayer, and give us peace tnd 

fraternal charity. 

Affectionately, your Bishop, 

W. H. OdENH£IXEB. 

Burlington, April 17, A. D. 1861. 



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Oh most powerful and glorious Lord God, the Lord of hosts, that riilest and 
commandest ftU things : Thou sittest on the Throne, judging right; and there- 
fore we make our address to Thy Divine Majesty, in this our necessity that 
Thou woaldst take the cause of our Country into Thine own Hand. 

Thou alone makest men to be of one mind in an house, and pourest into their 
bearts the most excellent gift ot charity. Appease, we humbly beeeech 
Thee, the tumults which exist among us. Give peace in our time, Lord ; 
and grant to all of us grace, that we henceforth obediently walk in Thy holy 
eommandments ; and leading a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and 
honesty, may continually offer unto Thee our sacrifice of praise and thanks- 
giving for these thy mercies toward us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen, 



The Bishop of New Jersey has set forth the following Prayer ; and 
authorizes its use, where it may be desired in any of the churches of 
liis Diocese. 



Oh Almighty God, the Soyereign Commander, of all the world, to whom be- 

longeth power which none is able to withstand ; we commend to Thy Gracious 

protection, the persons of Thy servants, for whom our prayers are especially 

desired and who are enlisted in the army of our country ; and the whole army 

in which they serve. Let Thy fatherly hand, we beseech Thee, ever be over 

them. Let thy Holy Spirit ever be with them, and shield them by Thy merciful 

Providence in the discharge of their duty, that passing through all temptations 

and perils, they may return to their homes to enjoy the fruit of their toils, in 

the restoration of peace and the establishment of order and tranquility amongst 

08. Protect and bless, Lord, all the members of their households ; assuage 

their fears, encourage their hearts; and comfort them with Thy grace and 

heavenly benediction under any afflictions Thou shalt see fit to lay upon them. 

And grant that those Thy servants, and all of us, being duly impressed with a 

sense of Thy goodness towards us in the past, may have cause to bless Thy 

name for the continuance of Thy mercies to us, and may ever express our 

thankfulness by a holy trust in Thee and obedience to Thy laws, through 

JesQs Christ our Lord. Amen. 



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(17.) 

A PA8T0SAL OB GOMMEMDAIOBT UmB, Dl IBBALF OF BVBUIVrai 

GOLLBOB. 

FBOM THS BIGHT BBY. DB. ODBHHBIMBB, 

BUHOP or aiw jibsbt. 

Among the noble foundationB for Glirifltiaii Bdncatum, whiek tte 
leal of the late Bishop, and the co-operation of generooB fiieads, 
secured for the Diocese of New Jersey, and the Charch at large, is 
Burlington Collegk. 

As St. Mary's Hall was designed for the edacation of our daughten^ 
so Burlington College was planned to give our sons a thorough pn- 
paratery and uniyersity tndning. This latter Institation has nefer 
been adequately sustained by practical sympathy and support; ind, 
therefore, according to mine office, which fills me with solicitude for 
the proper intellectual as well as Christian nurture of the lambs of mj 
flock, I now remind the members of my IHooese of their priTilege and 
duty in this particular. 

The necessity of a distinctiTely Christian education, to fit our sooi 
for their political and religious responsibilities, is not more eYident, 
than is the moral obligation resting upon us to sustain, by our patron- 
age and prayers, our own Diocesan College. Its discipline and conne 
of study bear the impress of large experience and elegant scholanhip, 
and are perfect for ail the purposes of the highest Colligate and Chris- 
tian culture; and there is only wanted the conscientious interest of the 
churchmen of New Jersey, to make the Institution in fact, what, in its 
theory, it was designed to be by its founder. That interest I now 
invoke, by commending to your earnest attention the accompaoying 
appeal of the Rector, and by asking you to scrutinise for yourseWes 
the working of the College as at present in operation, and, if satisia^ 
tory, to send there your sons, and the sons of those over whom jon 
have influence. 

It is entitled, in my opinion, to entire confidence in all its depart- 
ments, Moral, Domestic, and Academical; and it possesses in its 
Rector, the Reverend J. Breckenridge Gibson, A. M., a gentleman 
eminently fitted, in connection with his estimable wife, to make the 
Institution a refined Christian home. 

William Henrt Odenheimer, 
Bishop of New Jersey, and President of Burlington College. 
Rwerside^ Feb. 9, A, D, 1861. 



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In plaobg on record this (Commendatory Letter, I renew my appeal 
to the Chnrehmen of New Jersey to support by every just effort, St. 
Mary's Hall and Burlington College ; — institutions which invite their 
Bomtinyy which desire their prayers, and which are worthy of their 
rapport, for the good which, under God, they have done, and may yet 
do, for this Diocese and the Church at large. 

Daring the past year, I have established Missions, as at other points 
entirely new, so at two places, viz : Atlantic City and Cape May, which 
in my judgment are of especial importance. The cordial support 
tlready given to these missions by the visitors to these popular summer 
resorts, encourages me to hope that they may ultimately become per- 
manent centres of influence^ for the spread of the faith and church of 
our love. 

In regard to the other Missions of the Diocese, I report that in con- 
sequence of the inadequate contributions from some of our Parishes, 
and no contributions at all from others, to the Offerings of the Church, 
I am not able to carry on the missionary work with the spirit and 
liberality, which the cause of Christ, in the salvation of souls, demands, 
and the credit of this venerable Diocese requires. 

I am happy, however, to believe, that the liberality of the friends 
of Missions is on the increase, and it gives me pleasure to record in 
particular the generosity of some of the daughters of the Church in 
this Diocese, who, during the past year, in addition to their ordinary 
parochial charities, have cheered me in my efforts to sustain the mis- 
motaary work, by repeated liberal gifts. In one case, I received a check 
for a thousand dollars, by which I have been enabled to erect and con- 
lecrate to Almighty Ood, a neat and commodious Mission Church in 
an interesting and growing district. The entire support of an assis- 
tant in one of the missions is assumed by one lady in the Diocese ; 
and very generous contributions to the general charities of the Diocese 
have been made more than once, during the past year, by another 
liberal Church woman. May God reward them for their loving gifts, 
and may others be provoked to similar efforts for Christ's cause in our 
midst. Before dismissing this portion of my Address, I take occasion, 
with all affection, to remind every Hector and Minister of a Congre- 
gation in my Diocese, of the Fifth and Seventh Sections of the Tenth 
Canon of our Diocesan Code, which are as follows : 



Sbctios 5. It is rtooinnioiidod th»ttbero bo a collection made, at least odm 
8 quarter, in everj parish of tho Diocese, far ibe support of the MissioiiB of 
tbe Dioaose, which sball be paid OTer to iLe Treasurer of tlio CoaTenlioa, bj 
the Treagnrers of the several parishos, before the lime of the annual meeting 
of the Conscntion. These conlrlbuliona shall be applieJ. under the direction 
of the Bishop aud the Trustees of the "Offerings of the Charch," for DioceiUi 
Uiasieoj), aad the oiynuaaa of Oie Iriutecji of the OSerings. 

SBonoH 7. It BhaU b« tha iatj of tha Bcctors or Hiniatcn of Ibe Nrml 
ooDgregfttioiu of the Dioeese, to lay tbU Canon befor« their Teiliie*, and mft 
theii eo-operatJon in carrying out its proTiuoni. 

I Km iaBtmcted, thorefore, by joar own canonical proTuioDB, u well 
SB by my peraoaal ooiiBcieiioe, to regard each clergyman and etch bj 
memberof the Church in this Diocese, aa my helper — each one according 
to bis ability — in tba good work of enkindling the misuonary spirit, 
and of collecting money for Diocesan Missions, the canonical channel 
for rsceiring and diBtributing which, is the Bishop and Tmsteea of the 
Offerings of the Chnrcb. I ssk yon, then, one and all, by yoor prayen 
aod 'collections, to help me, as the Chief MisBionary of the DiotMe, 
to do Christ's work, in Christ's way. In this coDDCotion, I deare to 
state to the members of the Convention, and through them to the 
Chnrchmen of the Diocese, that I have requested the TmBtew of the 
Offering, and they have acceded to the request, to act as a Pattont 
Aid Committee, in receiving aad holding funds from the Parishes ind 
meiubers of the Diocese, to be applied by the Bishop in assisting m 
the support of the ministrations of the Church, in each feeble Parishes 
of the Diocese as do not belong to the liet of Missionary stations. In 
the course of my visitations I have found many such parishes, where 
laborious and godly Rectors are at work, to whose support, even if onr 
missionary contributions were adequate, the funds could not be pn> 
perly applied, but who deserve such additions to their slender salaries, 
as the liberality of the more favored Parishes of tbe Diocese may en- 
able the Bishop to make. 

On the nth day of July. 1860, the TruBt«es of Burlington College, 
assembled at Burlington, having under consideration a deed of trosli 
whereby the residence on Green Bank, Burlington, known as River- 
Bide, with a Buitable curtilage, was secured forever as a residence for 
the Bishop of the Diocese ! " On motion, it was Resolved, That the 
Bishop, if be concurs, be requested to report to the next meeting of 



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this Board tbat he consents to the cartilage so marked and defined, 
and that he be requested to state at the next Annual Convention, that 
the cartilage has been assigned to his satisfaction/' 

It was thus made my duty, which I hereby discharge, to report to 
this Convention that, whereas, by a deed of trust, which I append to, 
and make part of, this Address, the residence on the bank at Barling- 
ton, known as Riverside, with a suitable cartilage, was secured forever 
as the residence of the Bishop of the Diocese ; I have consented, as 
Bishop, to the following curtilage marked and defined by the Board of 
Trostees of Burlington College, to wit : " That the ground lying next 
to the river, west and south of lines parallel with Pearl street and the 
boundary line of St. Mary's Hall property, the one equi-distant be- 
tween Pearl street and the River Front of the Mansion ; the other 
twenty feet south-west of the Chapel wall, be appropriated as the cur- 
tilage, with an avenue or passage of eleven feet in width to Pearl 
street, on the line next to St. Mary's Hall. The passage is intended 
to give convenient access to Pearl street from the Mansion grounds." 

I deem it proper to state, that after having adjusted the curtilage of 
Riverside, as above reported, they proceeded to resolve, that until 
otherwise directed by the Board of Trustees, the entire grounds of 
Riverside, as also the Lodge, be left as heretofore in the occupation of 
the Bishop. Of course such part outside of the curtilage to be held 
at the will of the Trustees, without any responsibility on their part to 
repair or rebuild. ' 

Being without parochial charge, and feeling the necessity of some 
well known and secure place for the register of baptisms, marriages or 
any other official or ministerial acts performed by me ; the following 
Act, similar to one existing in the Diocese of Pennsylvania, was intro- 
duced, at my instance, and passed by the Legislature of this State. 

AN ACT 

Authorizing the BUhop of the Protectant Episcopal Church within this 
State, to register certain acts on the Register of Saint Marxfs Parish^ 
in the City of Burlington, 

1. Be it enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New 
Jersey, That hereafter all baptisms and marriages, or any other official or 



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mlnlfteriAl Mti, wUeh kave 1mm or wmj be MlwulMd by tHe K Aif tf &• 
ProtatUDt Epiaoopal Cbnreh within this State, heviag the Citj of BortiHl^ 
under his jaritdiction, mej be entered by him on the register of Seint Uarfi 
Perieh, Burlington ; end the same, when entered on the Mid ragjeter, ihil 
haTO the like legal effect and operation as if the said marriage or b^lism hii 
been solemnised by the clergjman haying eharge of the sidd ehoreh, and bsm 
by him entered on the register thereof; and the said ehnreh may also be^ 
plaoe of deposit for any papers and doonments eonneeted with his offioe. 
2. And be it enacted, That this aot shall take offset immediately, 

I propose to avail myaelf of the permiflsion giTen in the ahoTo id, 
and to enter baptbrns, marriages and other offices solemnised by as, 
in the Begister of St. Mary's Parish, Burlington. 

I have prepared and shall insert in the printed journal a list of the 
Parishes in the Diocese, arranged in the alphabetioal order of thdr 
localities, together with their clerical sapplies, and with an ezhibitioa 
of the nomber of Parsonages and School Houses in the IMooese. I 
trust the time will speedily arrive when every organiaed Parish wiB 
secure for itself, not only a Church building fiee from debt, with sodi 
provisions as may be necessary for school purposes, but also a com- 
fortable Parsonage for the Rector, together with a competent salary. 

It is my duty and pleasure to urge upon the Laity of the Diocese 
the absolute importance of seeing that the salaries of the Clergy be 
adequate for the proper maintainance of those, whose time and taleots 
are devoted to spiritual objects, and that the salaries promised be Id 
all cases punctually paid. With the view of suggesting a mode bj 
which a most acceptable kindness may be shown to the families of the 
Clergy, I would recommend to Vestries, or generous individuals, the 
insurance of the Clergyman's life in the Corporation for the Relief of 
Widows and Children of Clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church in the State of New Jersey, of which the Rev. James A- 
Williams, is the Treasurer. 

This Corporation, as its name imports, is for the relief of Widows 
and Children of deceased Clergymen of the Diocese of New Jersey. 
It was incorporated in the year 1769, under a liberal and perpetual 
charter. During an existence of ninety-one years, it has slowly, bat 
gradually accumulated a capital, which enables it promptly to meet its 
engagements, and then leave a considerable surplus income. In this 
surplus, every annuitant has a direct interest Owing to thb fact, this 



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Ck>rporation is now enabled to offer large returns in proportion to the 
outlay. Clergymen, or lay friends of the clergy, desirous of making 
provision for their families, will scarcely be able to find any other Life 
Insurance Institution where the payment of Eight, Sixteen, or Twen- 
ty-four Dollars, per annum, will secure equal advantages. 

I cannot close this Address without expressing my heartfelt appre- 
ciation of the affectionate attentions of the clergy and laity of the 
Diocese, in their unremitting efforts to promote my personal and official 
comfort during my visitations. May God reward them all for their 
kindnesses to one who seeks no higher honor on earth than the love 
of those committed to his spiritual charge. As the result of my last 
year's observations I would say that the work of Ood through His 
Church, seems to be increasing in depth and earnestness ; and I am 
thankful to God for the substantial unity among the members, clerical 
and lay, of my Diocese. 

I invoke the presence and benediction of God's Holy Spirit, that 
our counsels may tend to the glory of His name and the salvation of 
men ; and I pray that God, who is love, may be with us now and for 
ever, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

William Henry Odenhsimer, 

Bishop or New Jibsit. 
Burlmffton, N, J., May 2Sth, A. D. 1861. 



APPENDIX. 

I>EEID OF XE.TJSX- 



SARAH P. CLEVELAND 



THE TRUSTEES OF BURLINGTON COLLEGE. 

This Indentere, mnde the twentieth duj of Ot-Uiber, in the jcsr 
of ovr Lonil one thoasand eight haodred and fifty-ux, between Stnli 
P. Cleveland, of the City of Newport, in the 8tat« of Rhode blaad, 
party of the first part, and "The Trnatees of Barlington College," 
a body oorponte and politic in the State of New Jersey, par^ of iba 
Beoond part, Witnebsetb, That the said Sarah F. Cleveland, for ud 
in oonaideration of the sum of one dollar lawful money of the United 
States, to her in hand well and truly paid by the said "Tbe Tnistca 
of Burlington College," at and before the sealing and delivery of Ihm 
presents, the receipt and payment whereof is hereby acknowledged, 
hath 'granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enfeoffed, released, coDvejed 
and confirmed, and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, 
enfeoff, release, convey and confirm unto the said "The Trusteesof 
Burlington College," their successors and assigns, all the followioi; 
described lota of land and premises, situate in the City of Burlington, 
in the State of New Jersey, aforesaid, namely : — 

JVb. 1. — All that certain lot of ground on which are St. Mirj's 
Hall and Cbapel, the residence of the Kight Rev. Qeorge W. Dotnt, 
(called Riverside) and other buildings, bounded as follows: — Beginning 
at the north-weBt corner of Ellis and Pearl streets, and extendiBg(l) . 
westwardly along Pearl street about six hundred and eighteen feet, to 
Read street, tbence (2) northwardly along Read street, crossing Del"- 
ware street, to low water mark in the River Delaware, thence (^) 
eaatwardly up the River, binding on low water mark, about six hn"- 
dred and fifly feet to Ellis street, thence (4) southwardly along K^f" 
street, crossing Delaware street, to the place of beginning, be tie 



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contents more or less, being composed of different lots and premises, 

conveyed by Elihu Chauncey to George W. Doane by deed bearing 

date the second day of April, A. D. 1836, and recorded in the Clerk's 

Office of the County of Burlington, at Mount Holly, in Book 0. 3, of 

Deeds, page 215, &c., and by Henry C. Carey, William I. Watson and 

Garret D. Wall, by deed bearing date the twelfth day of March, 

A. D. 1847, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the County aforesaid, in 

Book Q. 4, of Deeds, page 136, &c., reference to both the above 

named deeds being had the same will more fully and at large appear. 

No. 2. — Is all that lot or tract of land with the buildings thereon 

situate on the south side of Pearl street westward of Ellis street and 

opposite Burlington College, bounded and described as follows: — 

Beginning on the south side of Pearl street, at the east corner on 

said street of a lot conveyed by Dr. William Chester to Cortland Van 

Bensselaer, D. D., and runs from thence (1) southwardly at right-angles 

to said Pearl street, three hundred and five feet to another corner of 

the said Van Rensselaer, thence (2) westwardly still along his line 

parallel with Pearl street, four hundred and sixty-seven feet ten inches 

to his corner in the east line of a lot belonging to Mrs. Rebecca 

Chester, thence (3) south thirteen degrees east eleven chains and six • 

links to her comer in the northwardly edge of the Camden and Am- 

boy Railroad land, thence (4) north seventy-two degrees and thirty 

minutes east along the said railroad land five chains and sixty links to 

the lot late James Sterling, deceased, now to Joseph Askew, thence 

(5) north nineteen degrees east along the line of said lot and land 

held in trust by Frederick Brown, nine chains and fifty links, to his 

oomer, thence (6) north thirteen degrees east four chains and nineteen 

links to another corner, thence (7) north twelve degrees west four 

chains and fifty-seven links to another corner of said land held in 

trust by Frederick Brown, in the edge of said Pearl street, thence (8) 

westwardly along Pearl street three hundred and ninety feet to the 

place of beginning, containing twelve acres and sixty-four hundredths 

of an acre, be the same more or less, being the same premises that 

the Rev. William Chester and Frances Mary, his wife, conveyed to 

the said George W. Doane by deed bearing date the twentieth day of 

April, A. D. 1846, recorded in Clerk's Office aforesaid, in Book P. 4, 

of Deeds, page 41, &c., reference thereunto being had the same will 

more fully and at large appear. 



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No. 8. — ^Is meadow land in two lote, ritoate on die north side of lib 
creek or canal sarrounding the City of Burlington and a ahori distanee 
west of London Bridge, one of which lots is bounded and deaeiibed 
as follows, viz : — Beginning at a post by the creek comer of the other 
lot now also intended to be conveyed and hereafter deacribed, thsMe 
(1) along the line of said lot north-eastwardly twenty-five degrees ei^ 
chains to another comer of said lot, thence (2) west-north-west fra 
chains and one link to a post for a comer, Uience (3) south-westwarffljr 
twenty-five degrees eight chains to the creek, and thence (4) up the 
said creek the several courses thereof to the first mentioned comer 
post and place of beginning, containing four acres of upfamd nd 
meadow ground, be the same more or less. The other is adjoioing on 
the south-easterly side of the last above described lot and adjoim 
lately belonging to Charles Kinsey, deceased, and fronting on Jioiidoa 
Bridge Creek and extends eastwardly to a certain lane or alley, contain- 
ing about two acres of upland and meadow ground, be the same more 
or less, being the same premises that the children and heirs-at-law of 
John Vandegrift, deceased, conveyed to the said Oeorge W. Doane 
by three several deeds, one dated May 15, 1841, one dated June 23, 
1847, and both recorded in the Clerk's Office aforesaid, in Book P. 4, 
of Deeds, page 364, &c., and the other dated and recorded 

as aforesaid in Book , of Deeds, page , reference thereunto 

being respectively had the same will more fully and at large appear. 

All the foregoiDg described or mentioned tracts, lots, pieces or par- 
cels of land being the same that were conveyed to the said Sarah P. 
Cleveland by Garrit S. Cannon and Robert B. Aertson, assignees of 
George W. Doane, the first day of December, A. D. 184^, reference 
thereunto being had the same will more fully and at large appear. 
Together with all and singular, the houses, out-bouses, edifices and 
buildings thereon erected and being, and all ways, alleys, waters, 
water-courses, mines, minerals, rights, liberties, privileges, heredita- 
ments and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in anywise 
appertaining, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remain- 
ders, rents, issues and profits thereof and of every part and parcel 
thereof, and all the estate, right, title, interest, property, possession, 
claim and demand whatsoever of her the said Sarah P. Cleveland, 
either in law or equity, or otherwise howsoever of, in, to or out of the 
same or any part thereof: — To have and to hold the premises hereby 



33 

granted with the apparteDances to the said '^ The Trustees of Burling- 
ton GoUegei" their suocessors and assigns forever, in trust nevertheless, 
to and for the uses and purposes following, that is to say : — for the 
uses and purposes of Christian education, without the right or power 
of selling, aliening, eDcumbering or transferring the same or any part 
thereof, by any deeds of conveyance, mortgage or otherwise however; 
the same not to be subject to any judgment recovered or to be recov- 
ered against the said corporation or their successors, or to any lien in 
any manner to be created by any debt or liability of the said corporation 
or their successors, and it is agreed and understood that the Mansion 
House at Riverside, with a suitable curtilage for the same, shall always 
be and remain the permanent residence of the Bishop of New Jersey 
and his successors, if he or they choose to occupy the same, free of 
rent, not depending on the continuance of the College or its charter 
remaining without amendment or repeal. And the said Sarah P. 
Cleveland, for herself, her heirs, executors and administrators, doth 
covenant, promise, grant and agree to and with the said ^' The Trustees 
of Burlington College," their successors and assigns, by these presents, 
that the said Sarah P. Cleveland, and her heirs, the said several lots, 
tracts, pieces or parcels of land, hereditaments and premises hereby 
granted, released or mentioned or intended so to be, With the appurte- 
nances, unto the said ^^The Trustees of Burlington College," their 
successors and assigns, against her, the said Sarah P. Cleveland, and 
her heirs, and against all and every other person or persons whomsoever 
lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof, by, from, 
through or under her, them or any of them, shall and will warrant and 
forever defend by these presents. 

Sarah P. Cleveland, [l. s.] 

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of 

Note. — Words '*and purposes" being first erased, and word "amendment" 
first interlined. 

William Croswell Doanb, 

S. C. DOANE. 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY, 

City of Burlington, 

Be it remembered, that on the fifth day of January, Anno Domini 
one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, before me, the subscriber, 




one of the Bluten in the Hi^ Court of Chancery of said StaM, ] 
•onall; appeared William CroBweil Doaue, of full age, who being diil;~] 
awota aocoiding to taw, Baith that he bbw SaraU P. Clevelaoil, tlx 
within named grantor, aign, bmJ and delircF the same aa her Toluutsij 
Mt and deed, and that she knew the coDleots thereof before Eignin^ 
■ad tbat he the said William Croswell Doani?, subscribed bis Dana, 
with S. 0. Doane, the other witoess thereto, at the same time m an 

'■Wm. Clio swell Doanl 

Sworn and snbaoribed befbie me,'{Se day and jear first written. 

Franklin Woolmak, [l. s.] 

Master in Chancer}/, 
STATE OP NEW JEESEI, 

Bwrimgbm Osnaii^, us. 
I, John T. Naylor, Clerk of tlie Court of Commoa Pleas in aud for 
eud Cona^ of Burlington, do hereby certify the foregoing to be a trve 
oopy of the Deed between the parties therein named, as of record tn 
my office, in Book H. 6, of Deeds, page 500, &c. 

A WUmu Whereof, I have hereunto set tny hand and 
affixed the seal of said Court, at Mount Holly, tliia second 
day of April, A. D. 18G0. 

Jno. T. Katloe, Cferk. 

SARAH P. CLEVELAND 

TO 

"THE TRUSTEES OF BURLINGTON COLLEGE.' 

Deed. — Bearing date the tweotieth day of October, A. D. 
and recorded in the Clerk's Office of the County of Borlingtoo, i 
Monnt Holly, Marob 24th, A. D, 18C0. 

I, John T. Naylor, Clerk of said County, do hereby corti 
the above to be true, aod witness my hand a 
said Court, this 22d day of May, 18G0. 

Jno. T. Natlor, 




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CANON II, 

OF THE TESTIMONIALS TO BE GIVEN TO LAY DEPUTIES. 

Lay Deputies to the ConTention shall present written certificates of their 
election, in the following, or some similar form : 

[Name of the Church, the place, and date,'] 

This certifies that, at a meeting of the congregation of this Charch, for tbt 
purpose of electing Church Officers and Deputies to the ConTention, (or /or tk 
purpote of electing Deputiee to the Convention^ if the meeting be for that porpen 
alone,) A. B., C. D., and E. F., were duly chosen to represent the eongregatSoa 
in that body for the year ensuing. In testimony of which, I hare herevntA 
set my hand, (or, if two of the Wardens subscribed, we have eet our handt,] the 
day and year aboTo written. 

Which certificate shall be signed by the Rector, the Secretary of the Vestrj, 
or'by two Wardens, and bi transmitted bt the Sicretart of the Vestst 
TO the Secretary of the Conventiok at least ten days before the meet- 
iNQ OF the Annual Convention ; and the aboTo form shall be annoiUj 
inserted in the printed Journal of the ConTention. 



In order to secure this the Secretary will forward a blank form to titrj 
Parish, and earnestly asks the prompt attention of the Clerg^y. 

By the amendment to Section 8, Article IV., of the Constitution, the repre- 
sentation from each Congregation consists " of one or more Deputies noi 
exceeding three. 



DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY. 

MAY 28, A. D. 1862. 



[TboM marked * were present.] 

The Right Reverend *William Henry Odenheimer, D. D., 
Bishop of New Jersey, President of Burlington College and St. 
Mary's Hall. 

PRESBYTERS. 

The Rey. *Clark80N Dunn, Rector of Christ Church, Elizabeth- 
port. 

The Rev. *Harry Finch, Rector of Christ Church, Shrewsbury. 

The Rev Norman Nash, absent without leave. 

The Rev. Peter L. Jaques, Rector of Mission Home, Port Colden, 
and Missionary to St. Thomas' Church, Alexandria, Christ Church, 
Johnson burg, &c. 

The Rev. *Jame8 A. Williams, Rector of St. Mark's Church, 
Orange. 

The Rev. *Alfred Stubbs, D. D., Rector of Christ Church, and 
in charge of Christ Chapel, New Brunswick. 

The Rev. Samuel W. Hallowell, Rector of Grace Church, 
Haddonfield. 

The Rev. Charles James Sterling, absent without leave. 

The Rev. John R. Goodman, Philadelphia, Pa. 

The Rev. *Henry B. Sherman. 

The Rev. J. D. Moore, Missionary, officiating in Trinity Church, 
Middletown Point. 

The Rev. Adolph Frost, Heilbrunn, Wurtemburg. 

The Rev Andrew Maokie, absent without leave. 



The Rev. Julius D. Rosfi, Ph. D., Rector elect of St Matthews' 
(German) Church, Newark, and Chaplain in the Army of the United 
States. 

The Rev. John A. Parsons, Hackensack. 

The Rev. ^Nathaniel Pettit, Rector of Christ Cbnrch, Newtoo. 

The Rev. 8. Stebbins Stocking, New York. 

The Rev. Maecus F. Hyde, Professor of Ancient Languages, and 
Instructor in Sacred Criticism and Patristics in Burlington College, 
and Missionary officiating in Christ Church, Riverton. 

The Rev. David Brown, Rector of St. Andrew^s Churchy AmweD, 
at Lambertville. 

The kev. Philemon E. Cos, Plainfield. 

The Rev. ^Elvin K. Smith, Principal, Chaplun, and Head of the 
Family of St. Mary's Hall, and Instructor in Dogmatic Ilieology aft 
Burlington College. 

The Rev. Yanderyoort Bruos, Rector of St Paul's Cfaudi, 
Hoboken. 

The Rev. ''^ Joshua Smith^ Missionary officiating in St Philip's 
Church, Newark. 

The Rev. '^'EuaENS Augustus Hoffman^ Rector of Glirist Chordi, 
Elisabeth, and Missionaiy to Woodbridge. 

The Rev. N. W. Cabip, D. D., Chaplain in the Army of the United 
States. 

The Rev. J. L. Maxwell, Bordentown. 

The Rev. *R N. Merritt, Rector of St Peter's Church, Morrw- 
town, and Missionary to Baskingridge. 

The Rev. R. M. Mitcheson, Missionary, officiating in the Choreh 
of the Ascension, Gloucester. 

The Rev, ^Alexander Jones, D. D., Rector elect of St Peter** 
Church, Perth Amboy. 

The Rev. *Horatio Hastings Weld, Rector of Trinity Church, 
Moorestown, and in charge of St Mary's Church, Colestown. 

The Rev. Wm. Herbert Norris, Missionary, Minister of Christ 
Church, Woodbury, officiating in St. Thomas' Church, Glassboroogh. 

The Rev. *Milo Mahan, D. D., St Mark's Church in the Bowery 
Professor of Ecclesiastical History in the General Theological Seminary. 

The Rev. *John W. Shackelford, Rector of the House of Prayer, 
Newark. 



The Ret. *JamC8 8. Bush, Reotor of Grace Cburoh, Orange. 

The Rey. *Wm. Croswell Doane, B. D., Bishop's Chaplain ; 
Rector of St. Mary's Parish, and Priest of St. Barnabas' Free Mission, 
Burlington. 

The Rev. Joseph S. Maters, B. D., Barbadoes. 

The Rey. '^'Samuel A. Clark, Rector of St. John's Church, 
Eliiabeth. 

The Rev. '''Hbnrt Brown, Rector of St. Stephen's Church, Wil- 
lingborough, in Beverly. ^ 

The Rev. '^'N. Satrs Harris, Rector of Trinity Church, Hoboken. 

The Rev. Charles S. Little, New York. 

The Rev. * Joseph F. Oarrison, M. D., Rector of St Paul's Church, 
Camden, and in charge of St. John's Church, Chew's Landing. 

The Rev. *John Kellt, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Paterson. 

The Rev. Philander K. Cady. 

The Rev. *Thomas F. Billopp, Rector of St. John's Church, 
Salem. 

The Rev. *Hbnry Tullidoe, Rector of Trinity 'Church, Swedes- 
borough. 

The Rev. *Edmund Neville, D. D., Rector of Trinity Church, 
Newark. 

The Rev. Horace Hills. 

The Rev. Charles Arey. 

The Rev. Francis Dayton Canfield, Missionary, officiating in 
St. John's Parish, Boonton, and in Rockaway. 

The Rev. ^Wellington Forqus, Olden Missionary, officiating in 
Qrace Church, Pemberton, and in Tuckerton, and parts adjacent. 

The Rev. *J. Nicholas Stansbury, Rector of Christ Church, 
Newark. 

The Rev. *Gideon J. Burton, Rector of St. Stephen's Church, 
Booth Amboy; Missionary in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Round- 
about, Upper Amboy, and parts adjacent. 

The Rev. ^Richard B. Duane, Rector of St Michael's Church, 
Trenton. 

The Rev. *Louis L. Noble, Rector of the Church of the Holy 
Trinity, Hudson, and Missionary at West Hoboken. 

The Rev. James W. Bradin, Missionary, officiating in St. George's 
Church, Penn's Neck, and in charge of Zion Church, Moravia, &o* 



The Rev. *Jo8EPH H. Smith, Sector of St Paul's Chnrch, 
Newark. 

The Kev. *A8A S. Colton, Princeton. 

The Rev. Orlando Harriman, Missionary, officiating in St John's 
Church, West Hoboken, and Christ Church, Bergen. 

The Rev. William PassMore, Missionary at Hammonton. 

The Rev. * Henry MarsH; Rector of Christ Church, Bloomfield. 

The Rev. J. Brinton Smith, Rector of St Matthew's Church, 
Jersey City. , 

The Rev. *Georoe P. Schetky, B. D., Rector of St. Andrew's 
Church, Mount Holly, and in charge of Medford Mission. - 

The Rev. *D. W. C. Byllesby, Rector of Trinity Church, Mount 
Holly. 

The Rev. *D. F Warren, Rector of Trinity Church, Eliiabeth. 

The Rev. *R. Travis, Jr , Rector of Trinity Church, Jersey Citj, 
and in charge of Salterville Mission. 

The Rev. Thomas W. Street. 

The Rev. *Fr\nklin L. Knight, D. D., Missionary, officiating in 
St. Peter's Church, Rancocas; Trinity Church, Fairview; St An- 
drew's Church, Bridgeton, and in charge of Millville Mission. 

The Rev. *W. N. Bunnell, Rector of Trinity Church, Red Bank, 
and in charge of Christ Church, Middletown. 

The Rev. Thomas Lyle, Rector elect of St. Peter's Church, Spots- 
wood, and Missionary to Trinity Church, Hightstown, and Jamesburg 
Mission. 

The Rev. *W A. DoD, D. D., Rector of Trinity Church, Princeton, 
and in charge of Mission at Princeton Basin. 

The Rev. =*"J. W. Hallam, Rector elect of St. Peter's Church, 
Clarksborough, and Missionary, officiating in St. Stephen's Church, 
Mullica Hill. 

The Rev. *Mar8HALL B. Smith, Rector of St John's Church, 
Passaic. 

The Rev. Thomas Drumm, Chaplain in the Army of the United 
States 

The Rev. *Thomas J. Taylor, Missionary, officiating in St Peter's 
Church, Freehold; and Missionary to Englishtown and parts adjacent. 

The Kev. Spenser M. Rice, Rector elect of Grace Church, Jersey 
City. 



The Rev. *J. S. B. Hodges, Rector of Grace Cburcb, Newark. 

The Rey. *David Margot, Rector's Assistant in St. Peter's Church, 
HorristowD, and Missionary, officiating in St. John's Church, Dover. 

The Rev. *Fernando C. Putnam, Rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Bergen. 

The Rev. J. Breckenridge Gibson, Rector of Burlington College. 

The Rev. J. F. Esch, Rector elect of St. Luke's Church, Phillips- 
hnrg. 

The Rev. *Jame8 E. Homans, Rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Rahway. 

The Rev. *H. L. M. Clarke, Missionary, officiating in Zion Church, 
Belvidere, and in St. James' Church, Knowlton. 

The Rev. *W. B. Otis, Missionary, officiating in St. James' Church, 
Piscatawa. 

The Rev. *T. M. Reilly, Rector elect of St John's Church, 
Camden. 

The Rev. W. H. Rees, D. D., Missionary, officiating in Calvary 
Church, Summit. 

The Rev. "*" Robert A. Poole, Missionary, officiating in St. James' 
Church, Long Branch. 

The Rev. *Wm. R. Carroll, Rector of Christ Church, Allentown. 

The Rev. *Wm. J. Lynd, Rector of St. Barnabas' Church, 
Newark. 

The Rev. *W. Colvin Brown, Rector of St. Stephen's Church, 
Millburn, 

The Rev. John Bolton, Minister officiating in the Church of the 
Redeemer, Morristown. 

The Rev. John F. Blake, Rector elect of Christ Church, Bell- 
ville. 

The Rev. Charles Angell, Rector's Assistant, St. Stephen's 
Church, Millburn. 

The Rev. J. C. Brown, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Trenton. 

DEACONS. 

The Rev. George Ogle, absent without leave. 

The Rev. J. Hott Smith, Assisting in Mission Home, Port 



8 

The Rev. ''^ Wm. Robert Earlb, Reetor's Anstant in Chrifli Chveb, 
Eliiabeth. 

The Rev. ^Geobob R. Davis, Miasionaryi off